The interdisciplinary major in Political Economy examines the relationship between politics and economics in modern societies, focusing special attention on problems of domestic and international policy. Although there is a strong historical perspective to the major, contemporary problems form its central focus. Students create their own concentrations around a theme or geographical region.
Lower Division Requirements and Prerequisites* for the Political Economy Major
*(prerequisites are lower division requirements that must be completed before declaring the major)
All students who declare Political Economy during or after the Fall 2014 semester (on or after August 21, 2014) must meet the new eligibility requirements, which are listed on the department website here.
- Economics 1* or 2* (minimum grade of C required)
- International and Area Studies 45* (minimum grade of C required)
- Statistics 2, 20, or 21
- Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to four college-level semesters in a single modern foreign language.
The student handbook for Political Economy can be viewed here.