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Studying Political Economy at Regis

The 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.
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B.S. in Political Economy

Degree Overview

The Political Economy major 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 major 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

Regis College 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 Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.S. in Political Economy. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (15 credit hours)
EC 320/EC 320C Principles of Macroeconomics (3 ch)
EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics (3 ch)
MT 270/MT 270C Introduction to Statistics (3 ch)
BA 282 Introduction to Information Systems Concepts (3 ch)
POL 231 or
POL P41
Introduction to International Relations (3 ch)
Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government (3 ch)
Upper Division Requirements  (24 credit hours)
Twenty-four upper division semester hours of coursework in either Economics or Politics, which must include:
Macroeconomic Foundations
EC 411 Macroeconomic Theory (3 ch)
EC 432/POL 432 International Political Economy (3 ch)
Microeconomic Foundations
A minimum of three semester hours selected from the following:
EC 410 Microeconomic Theory (3 ch)
EC 440 Labor Relations and Economics (3 ch)
EC 495F-W Seminar on Current Economic Problems (3 ch)
General Dimensions
A minimum of three semester hours selected from the following:
EC 425 Econometrics (3 ch)
EC 460 Business Cycles and Forecasting (3 ch)
EC 470 Economics Development in the Third and Fourth Worlds (3 ch)
EC 481 International Economics (3 ch)
EC 490E-W Independent Study in Economics (4 ch)
EC 495E Ethical Decision Making in Business (3 ch)
EC 498E-W Internship in Economics (3 ch)
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 39 credit hours

How to Apply

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