Economics & Political Science B.A.

Is this major right for you?

The interdepartmental major in Economics and Political Science attracts students from a variety of backgrounds and interests. They typically have some of the following qualities:

  • Interest and aptitude for quantitative analysis combined with a fascination for politics
  • Curiosity about what influences decision-making
  • Strong interest in economic theory, especially as it relates to a broader political context
  • Enjoy exploring patterns in economic and political events
  • Awareness of geopolitical issues in an increasingly globalized world

Our students develop analytic and critical thinking skills that are in demand by employers, including policy institutes, businesses, and non-governmental organizations. The skills you obtain with this degree are useful in other sectors as well, including government.