Political Economics

Degree: B.A.

A degree in Political Economics will allow you to master all aspects of public policies in an effort to prepare for a rewarding career in this field or pursue graduate school.

Why Study This Program?

A degree in Political Economics from Millersville University allows students to prepare for a variety of careers in social and political affairs. With the flexible nature of economics, students have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses that not only fit their interests, but also prepare them to pursue further education or immediately enter the workforce.

All economics courses are taught at Millersville University’s state-of-the art, multimedia-equipped classrooms. In addition, the department also has its own computer lab, equipped with advanced statistical software subscriptions to a wide range of national and international databases and its own seminar room that is open for student use and features a variety of reference materials for economics courses, as well as several mass-media and research publications. As such a dynamic and marketable area of study, students are sure to succeed in this program.

What Will You Learn?

Millersville economics students receive personalized instruction in the classroom, individualized counsel outside of class, opportunities for hands-on experience, and counsel in career pursuits. Students are required to take an array of courses including macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, history of economic thought and government & political affairs courses. In addition to traditional classwork, students have the opportunity to complete two different types of student research within this field - an honors thesis or an original project through the capstone course. 

The economics department also encourages all economics majors to include a co-op/internship experience so that they may gain valuable real-world experience in the field. After consulting with an adviser and The Career Center, students are able to complete these internships with the option of earning credits. Past students have interned for a variety of companies including Armstrong World Industries, British Petroleum, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cardno ENTRIX, Franklin & Marshall Local Economy Center, Illuminas, Intel Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, Social Security Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.