Political Economy

Bachelor of Science

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With rising inequality, both within the United States and globally, and democracy under siege in many parts of the world, the study of political economy is timely and relevant. Political economy is, at its core, interdisciplinary and stems from an understanding that markets and relations of exchange are contingent on wider historical and political processes. Rich contextual analysis is favored over abstraction and reductionism. The discipline takes a pluralist approach to understanding the interactions between states, markets and society and in delving into a central theme of political economy: the accumulation and distribution of resources.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 24-25 Academic Year

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Sample Political Economy Classes

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EC 4144: Economics of Poverty and Inequality

Examines poverty, inequality and discrimination in an economic context and explores the effectiveness of government policies designed to address inequality.

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PEC 473: Public Finance and Public Policy

Considers why there may be a role for government in the economy, what that role might be and how government might most efficiently fulfill the tasks assigned to it.

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EC 4108: Consumption, Contentment and Climate Change

Explores the relationship between consumption, happiness and climate change, probing the assumption that economic growth promotes happiness.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.S. Political Economy program, including course requirements and application materials.

Political Economy Career Paths


Economists are financial specialists that analyze the economy and its activity. Typically, economists spend their time compiling financial and socioeconomic data and advising clients on economic decisions.

Foreign Affairs Analyst

Foreign Affairs Analysts are responsible for developing and evaluating issues and initiatives through the study of international policy and standards, overseas developments, and reports.

NGO Officer

The main responsibility of NGO officers is human rights work and advocating on a variety of different topics such as the environment. NGO Officers should also expect to advertise or promote political and social change.

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How to Apply

To apply to the B.S. Political Economy program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $45,990/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,533/credit hour

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for On-Campus Daytime Undergraduates page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Early Decision: Oct. 1
| First-Year Students: Jan. 1
| International Students: March 1
| Transfer Students: June 1

First-Year Students: Nov. 1
International Students: Nov. 1
Transfer Students: Dec. 1

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Science in Political Economy is offered by the History, Politics and Political Economy Department within Regis College.