Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
Economics/Political Science, BA
What is the study of Economics/Political Science?
This major provides students rigorous training in both economic theory and applications with in depth analysis of political theory. Students will gain insight in a variety of areas including trade, monetary systems, and the interplay between politics and economics.
Political Science is one of the oldest fields of academic inquiry. Social ideals and their realization through law were systematically studied in ancient Greece. In an increasingly interdependent world, the study of politics and government has flourished as the relations between persons, groups and nations have become more complex, and questions of freedom and authority have challenged every citizen. Modern Political Science is equally concerned with questions of political philosophy and with the pursuit of social scientific research. These concerns are reflected in a broad and diverse curriculum.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
The curriculum prepares students for careers in public service-related occupations in both government and business. Many students majoring in Economics/Political Science go on to law school, graduate school and into the professions. By combining coursework in both Economics and Political Science, students gain an important interdisciplinary perspective to important political and economic issues.
- Financial Planner/Analyst
- Law School
- Real Estate
- Campaign Worker
- Government Consultant