Major in International Political Economy

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International Political Economy (with Political Science)?

To get started with this (and any of our department majors), students will need our gateway courses of Principles of Economics, either as a 2-block course (EC100) or as two separate blocks (EC101 and EC102). If students already took EC201, that counts in place of the two units of Principles of Economics.) Students will also need Calculus (MA125 or MA126).

Ready to Declare Your IPE Major?

  1. Select a faculty member as your choice for academic advisor, and email him/her to confirm there is space to add you as an advisee. Once confirmed, go to step 2!
  2. Complete the Major Declaration Online Form at the Registrar's Office to start the signing process. Please make sure to include BOTH course names and numbers! Remember that the IPE major requires approval via Dept. Chair signatures from both Economics and Political Science.
    1. Click here to view an example IPE Major Declaration Form 
  3. Complete (all fields), sign, and submit the IPE Major Requirements Online Form for your dept. student file. Keep a copy for your reference.
  5. WELCOME TO THE ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS DEPT. FAMILY!!! stop by Palmer 114 to ring the "I'm a new major in the dept., cow-bell!"

Transfer Previous Credit

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Studying Abroad in Economics & Business

If you haven't declared your major, now is the time to do it! We are unable to approve classes toward your major if you are undeclared. Please follow the steps below to ensure you are in the best position to study abroad!

  1. Review the Global Education Office's Study Abroad one-pager. Be sure to follow every step here! You will need to meet with department faculty members and someone from the Global Education Office before getting final approval to study abroad.
  2. Check out our list of programs that have approved Economics & Business courses. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but rather a starting point if you are interested in building your study abroad experience around economics and business. 
  3. Visit the Credit Transfer Overview page on the Global Education site for in-depth information on how to find programming that will work for your academic plan. 
  4. Get a full syllabus of the proposed courses, and prepare rationale for why you want to take those specific courses at this location.
  5. Complete study abroad application in SUMMIT, which is sent to the Department Chair for approval.
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IPE Major Requirements

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2021-22 Economics & Business Teaching Schedule

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