Political Economy


In a world of constant political and economic change, what happens in one part of the globe can and does have a major impact on what happens elsewhere. Learn about the immediate and reverberating repercussions of political and economic decisions and conditions, so you can be a force for positive change.



Program Description

The political economy certificate program engages students in studying the intersection of politics and the economy.

The certificate program helps prepare students for careers in a variety of global and domestic environments, whether those environments are governance organizations, nonprofit agencies or private enterprises.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No





Program Requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Enrollment Requirements

The certificate includes courses in political science, economics and other academic areas that relate to politics and the economy. Students majoring in any subject at the university may be awarded the certificate upon completion of the following: 15 credit hours (12 credit hours must be upper division and nine of these upper-division credits must be taken from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences):

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