A concentration in Political Economy at Concordia University of Edmonton equips you with the skills necessary to understand and analyze the major domestic and international challenges facing Canada today. In the first two years, you will gain an understanding of key concepts in the disciplines of both political science and economics as well as the role of markets and governments in Canadian and global society. In the third year, as a capstone seminar student, you will confront the major, real world policy problems facing Canada, analyze them and look for solutions to them.
If you have an interest in international affairs, you will also have the opportunity to participate in our campus Model UN Club which attends provincial and international conferences including the annual Intercollegiate Model UN Assembly held in Alberta each year.
As a graduate of political economy, you will have the opportunity to pursue professional studies and careers in law, education and journalism or take additional degrees at the graduate level in political science, economics or international affairs. The public service at the national, provincial or municipal level along with business and the non-profit sector also offer career options for graduates.
Concordia University of Edmonton’s 3-year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Economy is a general liberal arts degree. You will complete the 3-year degree to prepare for the job market or to move on to earn another degree or diploma in a related field such as business, education, government, journalism, or law.