Sample Schedules

PPRS pre-requisite** PPRS curriculum*

Wharton

  • Wharton First Year

    Bachelor of Science in Economics, concentration in Finance, and Public Policy Research Scholars Program (Housing and Real Estate Policy Track)

    Assumes placement into third semester of foreign language, plus AP credit for MATH 104*

    Fall Term (4.0 cu)
    Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics (ECON 010)**
    Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 130)
    Management 100 (MGMT 100)
    Writing Requirement

    Spring Term (5.0 cu)
    Managerial Economics (BEPP 250)** 
    Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN 140)
    Introduction to Statistics I (STAT 101)* 
    Social Structures Course
    Science & Technology Course

  • Wharton Second Year

    Fall Term (5.0 cu)
    Introduction to Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP 201)* – also counts as Business Breadth
    Principles of Accounting I (ACCT 101)
    Corporate Finance (FNCE 100)
    Introduction to Statistics II (STAT 102)
    Science & Technology Course

    Spring Term (4.0 cu)
    Principles of Accounting II (ACCT 102)
    Monetary Economics and the Global Economy (FNCE 101)
    Introduction to Management (MGMT 101)
    Social Structures Course / Global Course

  • Wharton Third Year

    Fall Term (5.0 cu)
    Real Estate Investment (FNCE 209)
    Congress (PSCI 238)* 
    Intro to Operations and Information Management (OPIM 101)
    Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management (MGMT 264) – Business Breadth Global

    Course Spring Term (4.0 cu)
    Investment Management (FNCE 205)
    Urban Public Policy & Private Economic Development (REAL 206)*
    Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (LGST 210)
    Risk Management (BEPP 305)

  • Wharton Fourth Year

    Fall Term (4.0cu)
    Urban Fiscal Policy (FNCE 230)* 
    Urban Real Estate Economics (REAL 215)*
    Introduction to Marketing (MKTG 101)
    Introduction to Legal Studies (LGST 101)

    Spring Term (5.0 cu)
    Advanced Corporate Finance (FNCE 203)
    Negotiations (OPIM 291) – Business Breadth
    Social Structures Course / Global Course
    Non-Business Elective
    PPRS Capstone*

Engineering

  • Engineering First Year

    Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, concentration in Environmental Engineering, and Public Policy Research Scholars Program (Energy & Environmental Policy Track)

    Assumes AP credit for MATH 104*

    Fall Term (5.5 cu)
    Microeconomics (ECON 001)** 
    General Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 101/053)
    Principles of Physics I (PHYS 140)
    Introduction to Biotechnology (CBE 150)
    Humanities Writing Requirement

    Spring Term (5.5 cu)
    Macroeconomics (ECON 002)**
    Calculus II (MATH 114)
    General Chemistry II with Lab (CHEM 102/054)
    Principles of Physics II (PHYS 141)
    Introduction to Chemical Engineering (CBE 160)

  • Engineering Second Year

    Fall Term (5.0 cu)
    Introduction to Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP 201)*
    Calculus III (MATH 240)
    Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 241)
    Material and Energy Balances (CBE 230)
    Engineering Statistics (ENM 321)*

    Spring Term (5.0 cu)
    Introduction to Scientific Computing (EAS 105)
    Calculus IV (MATH 241)
    Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 242)
    Thermodynamics of Fluids (CBE 231)
    Ethics (PHIL 002) - H

  • Engineering Third Year

    Fall Term (5.0 cu)
    Fluid Mechanics (CBE 350)
    Advanced Chemical Engineering Science (CBE 353)
    Physical Chemistry (CHEM 221)
    Energy and Its Impact (EAS 401) – TBS
    Introduction to American Politics (PSCI 130)*

    Spring Term (5.0 cu)
    Heat and Mass Transport (CBE 351)
    Separation Processes (CBE 371)
    Energy Systems and Policy (EAS 403)*
    Introduction to Environmental Systems (CBE 375)
    H/SS/TBS elective

  • Engineering Fourth Year

    Fall Term (5.0 cu)
    Introduction to Process Design (CBE 400)
    Chemical Engineering Lab (CBE 410)
    Chemical Reactor Design (CBE 451)
    Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (CBE 479)
    Risk Analysis and Environmental Management (ESE 567)*

    Spring Term (5.0 cu)
    Process System Design (CBE 459)
    Chemical Process Control (CBE 460)
    Organic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 245)
    Environmental Law (ENVS 611)*
    PPRS Capstone*

College

  • College First Year

    Bachelor of Arts: Major in Economics, and Public Policy Research Scholars Program (Urban Policy Track)

    Assumes placement into third semester of foreign language, plus AP credit for MATH 104*

    Fall Term (4.0 cu)
    Microeconomics (ECON 001)**
    Calculus II (MATH 114)
    Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 130)
    Writing Requirement

    Spring Term (4.0 cu)
    Macroeconomics (ECON 002)**
    Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN 140)
    History & Traditions Sector / Cross-Cultural Analysis Requirement
    Free Elective

  • College Second Year

    Fall Term (4.0 cu)
    Introduction to Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP 201*
    Statistics for Economists (ECON 103*
    Microeconomic Theory (ECON 101)
    Arts & Letters Sector

    Spring Term (4.0 cu)
    Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 102)
    Introduction to Econometrics (ECON 104)
    Humanities & Social Science Sector
    Free Elective

  • College Third Year

    Fall Term (4.0 cu)
    Urban Fiscal Policy (ECON 237)*
    Natural Science & Math Sector
    Free Elective
    Public Policy Process (PSCI 236)*

    Spring Term (4.0 cu)
    Urban Public Policy and Private Economic Development (BEPP 206)*
    Political Economy (ECON 232)
    Free Elective
    Living World Sector

  • College Fourth Year

    Fall Term (4.0 cu)
    Public Finance (ECON 231)
    Physical World Sector
    Cultural Diversity in the U.S. Requirement
    Free Elective

    Spring Term (4.0 cu)
    Economic Growth (ECON 241)
    Free Elective
    Urban Redevelopment (URBS 450)*
    PPRS Capstone*

Nursing

  • Nursing First Year

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Public Policy Research Scholars Program (Health Care Policy Track) 

    Assumes placement into third semester of foreign language.

    Fall Term (4.0 cu)
    Biologically Based Chemistry (NURS 061)
    Cellular Biology (NURS 062)
    Microbiology (NURS 063)
    The Nature of Nursing Practice (NURS 101)
    Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 130)
    Microeconomics (ECON 001)**

    Spring Term (5.5 cu)
    Fundamentals of Nutrition (NURS 065)
    Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Physical Assessment I (NURS 163)
    Situating the Practice of Nursing (NURS 102)
    Global & Cultural Studies Sector
    Macroeconomics (ECON 002)**

    Summer (2.0 cu)
    Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN 140)
    Arts & Letters Sector

  • Nursing Second Year

    Fall Term (5.0 cu)
    Integrated Anatomy, Physiology, and Physical Assessment II (NURS 164)
    Psychological and Social Diversity in Health and Wellness (NURS 103)
    History & Traditions Sector Introduction to Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP 201)*

    Spring Term (5.5 cu)
    Integrated Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (NURS 165)
    Nursing of Women and Infants (NURS 215)
    Writing Requirement Health Policy: Health Care Reform & the Future of the Am. Health System (HCMG 250)*

  • Nursing Third Year

    Fall Term (5.0 cu)
    Pediatric & Mental Health NURS (225/235)
    Public Policy and the Nation’s Health (NURS 334)*
    Introduction to Statistics (NURS 230)*

    Spring Term (5.0 cu)
    Adult and Older Adult Health (NURS 245/255)
    Health Care Ethics (NURS 330)
    Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice (NURS 547)

  • Nursing Fourth Year

    Fall Term (5.0 cu)
    Community Nursing (NURS 380)
    Nursing Case Study (NURS 355-368)
    Statistics for Biologists (BIOL 446)*
    Introduction to American Politics (PSCI 130)*

    Spring Term (5.5 cu)
    Leadership in Complex Systems (NURS 390)
    Research/Inquiry Based Service Residency (NURS 389)
    Global Health and Health Policy (NURS 640)*
    PPRS Capstone*

 

PENN WHARTON PPI
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT:

  • <h3>The Penn World Table</h3><p> The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries/territories for some or all of the years 1950-2010.</p><p><a href="https://pwt.sas.upenn.edu/php_site/pwt71/pwt71_form.php" target="_blank">Quick link.</a> </p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>National Bureau of Economic Research (Public Use Data Archive)</h3><p><img width="180" height="43" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/43/478_nber.rev.1407530465.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image478 lw_align_right" data-max-w="329" data-max-h="79"/>Founded in 1920, the <strong>National Bureau of Economic Research</strong> is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.</p><p> Quick Link to <strong>Public Use Data Archive</strong>: <a href="http://www.nber.org/data/" target="_blank">http://www.nber.org/data/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>National Center for Education Statistics</h3><p><strong><img width="400" height="80" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/400/height/80/479_nces.rev.1407787656.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image479 lw_align_right" data-max-w="400" data-max-h="80"/>The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.</strong> NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES has an extensive Statistical Standards Program that consults and advises on methodological and statistical aspects involved in the design, collection, and analysis of data collections in the Center. To learn more about the NCES, <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/about/" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p><p> Quick link to NCES Data Tools: <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/datatools/index.asp?DataToolSectionID=4" target="_blank">http://nces.ed.gov/datatools/index.asp?DataToolSectionID=4</a></p><p> Quick link to Quick Tables and Figures: <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/" target="_blank">http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/</a></p><p> Quick link to NCES Fast Facts (Note: The primary purpose of the Fast Facts website is to provide users with concise information on a range of educational issues, from early childhood to adult learning.): <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/" target="_blank">http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/#</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Federal Aviation Administration: Accident & Incident Data</h3><p><img width="100" height="100" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/100/height/100/80_faa-logo.rev.1402681347.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image80 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/100/height/100/80_faa-logo.rev.1402681347.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/100/height/100/80_faa-logo.rev.1402681347.jpg 3x" data-max-w="550" data-max-h="550"/>The NTSB issues an accident report following each investigation. These reports are available online for reports issued since 1996, with older reports coming online soon. The reports listing is sortable by the event date, report date, city, and state.</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/" target="_blank">http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED®)</h3><p><strong><img width="180" height="79" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/79/481_fred-logo.rev.1407788243.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image481 lw_align_right" data-max-w="222" data-max-h="97"/>An online database consisting of more than 72,000 economic data time series from 54 national, international, public, and private sources.</strong> FRED®, created and maintained by Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, goes far beyond simply providing data: It combines data with a powerful mix of tools that help the user understand, interact with, display, and disseminate the data.</p><p> Quick link to data page: <a href="http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/tags/series" target="_blank">http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/tags/series</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>NOAA National Climatic Data Center</h3><p><img width="200" height="198" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/200/height/198/483_noaa_logo.rev.1407788692.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image483 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/200/height/198/483_noaa_logo.rev.1407788692.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/200/height/198/483_noaa_logo.rev.1407788692.jpg 3x" data-max-w="954" data-max-h="945"/>NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation’s treasure of <strong>climate and historical weather data and information</strong>.</p><p> Quick link to home page: <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/" target="_blank">http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/</a></p><p> Quick link to NCDC’s climate and weather datasets, products, and various web pages and resources: <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/quick-links" target="_blank">http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/quick-links</a></p><p> Quick link to Text & Map Search: <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/" target="_blank">http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Internal Revenue Service: Tax Statistics</h3><p><img width="155" height="200" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/155/height/200/486_irs_logo.rev.1407789424.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image486 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/155/height/200/486_irs_logo.rev.1407789424.jpg 2x" data-max-w="463" data-max-h="596"/>Find statistics on business tax, individual tax, charitable and exempt organizations, IRS operations and budget, and income (SOI), as well as statistics by form, products, publications, papers, and other IRS data.</p><p> Quick link to <strong>Tax Statistics, where you will find a wide range of tables, articles, and data</strong> that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system: <a href="http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2" target="_blank">http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>USDA Nutrition Assistance Data</h3><p><img width="180" height="124" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/124/485_usda_logo.rev.1407789238.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image485 lw_align_right" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/180/height/124/485_usda_logo.rev.1407789238.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/180/height/124/485_usda_logo.rev.1407789238.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1233" data-max-h="850"/>Data and research regarding the following <strong>USDA Nutrition Assistance</strong> programs are available through this site:</p><ul><li>Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) </li><li>Food Distribution Programs </li><li>School Meals </li><li>Women, Infants and Children </li></ul><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/data-and-statistics" target="_blank">http://www.fns.usda.gov/data-and-statistics</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Congressional Budget Office</h3><p><img width="180" height="180" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/180/380_cbo-logo.rev.1406822035.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image380 lw_align_right" data-max-w="180" data-max-h="180"/>Since its founding in 1974, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.</p><p> The agency is strictly nonpartisan and conducts objective, impartial analysis, which is evident in each of the dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates that its economists and policy analysts produce each year. CBO does not make policy recommendations, and each report and cost estimate discloses the agency’s assumptions and methodologies. <strong>CBO provides budgetary and economic information in a variety of ways and at various points in the legislative process.</strong> Products include baseline budget projections and economic forecasts, analysis of the President’s budget, cost estimates, analysis of federal mandates, working papers, and more.</p><p> Quick link to Products page: <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/about/our-products" target="_blank">http://www.cbo.gov/about/our-products</a></p><p> Quick link to Topics: <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/topics" target="_blank">http://www.cbo.gov/topics</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>The World Bank Data (U.S.)</h3><p><img width="130" height="118" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/130/height/118/484_world-bank-logo.rev.1407788945.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image484 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/130/height/118/484_world-bank-logo.rev.1407788945.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/130/height/118/484_world-bank-logo.rev.1407788945.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1406" data-max-h="1275"/>The <strong>World Bank</strong> provides World Development Indicators, Surveys, and data on Finances and Climate Change.</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-states" target="_blank">http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-states</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>MapStats</h3><p> A feature of FedStats, MapStats allows users to search for <strong>state, county, city, congressional district, or Federal judicial district data</strong> (demographic, economic, and geographic).</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.fedstats.gov/mapstats/" target="_blank">http://www.fedstats.gov/mapstats/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>HUD State of the Cities Data Systems</h3><p><strong><img width="200" height="200" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/200/height/200/482_hud_logo.rev.1407788472.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image482 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/200/height/200/482_hud_logo.rev.1407788472.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/200/height/200/482_hud_logo.rev.1407788472.jpg 3x" data-max-w="612" data-max-h="613"/>The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.</strong> It is a portal for non-national data made available through a number of outside institutions (e.g. Census, BLS, FBI and others).</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/socds.html" target="_blank">http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/socds.html</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>