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Studying Political Economy in the College of Business and Economics

The tradtional political economy degree is grounded in the basic skills of economics, and grows from a belief that the integrated study of economics and political science has a rich humanistic tradition anchored in fundamental human values. This degree is offered in the traditional 16-week classroom format.
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B.S. in Political Economy (Traditional)

Degree Overview

The traditional Political Economy degree addresses the interrelationships between politics and economics in both the national and international arenas. It examines links between economic organization, cultural forces, political institutions, and government policy, using the tools of several disciplines. The degree is grounded in the basic skills of economics, and grows from a belief that the integrated study of economics and political science has a rich humanistic tradition anchored in fundamental human values. Political Economy majors are expected to have an ability to engage in abstract and theoretical thought, a desire to engage in written and oral debate, and a broad interest in contemporary world affairs.

Program Requirements

College of Business students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Core Studies in the traditional classroom format can be found on the Regis College website. 

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.S. in Political Economy. Prospective students, please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact an Admissions Counselor at 800.944.7667. (Current students, contact an Academic Advisor in the College of Business and Economics).

Lower Division Requirements (15 credit hours)
EC 320/EC 320C Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics
MT 270/MT 270C Introduction to Statistics
BA 282 (CIS 282) Introduction to Information Systems Concepts

or CIS 382 Introduction to Information Systems

POL 231 Introduction to International Relations or

POL 241 Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government

Upper Division Requirements (24 credit hours)

Twenty-four upper division semester hours in either Economics or Politics, which must include:

Macroeconomic Foundations - six semester hours:
EC 411 Macroeconomic Theory
EC 432 (POL 432) International Political Economy
Microeconomic Foundations - minimum of three semester hours from the following:
EC 410 Microeconomic Theory
EC 440 Labor Relations and Economics
EC 495F-W Seminar on Current Economic Problems
General Dimensions - minimum of three semester hours from the following:
EC 425 Econometrics
EC 460 (BA 402) Business Cycles and Forecasting
EC 470 (BA 472) Economics Development in the Third and Fourth Worlds
EC 481 (BA 494) International Economics
EC 490E-W Independent Study in Economics (4 ch)
EC 495E (BA 495E) Ethical Decision Making in Business
EC 498E-W Internship in Economics
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 39 credit hours

How to Apply

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