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Politics and Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
La Grande, OR, United States
Politics and Economics utilizes a unique interdisciplinary approach to promote a critical understanding of the institutions, processes and policies shaping the contemporary and future world. The Politics and Economics program at Eastern Oregon University imparts students with the knowledge and skills for exploring societal problems, the development of public policy, and critical policy analysis. 
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The Politics and Economics program at Eastern Oregon University prepares students for life-long success in a variety of stimulating and challenging careers, including attorneys, legislative advocacy, non-profit agency leadership, federal, state and local government service, and others.

Learning Objectives

  • Content Knowledge. Assess different theories, concepts, methods, and analytical approaches employed by the disciplines of Political Science and Economics.
  • Inquiry. Evaluate problems of empirical analysis and normative inquiry, and synthesize the two approaches in the analysis of the ideas, values, and assumptions underlying public policy issues.
  • Applied Learning and Civic Engagement. Apply contextual knowledge and skills to the public policy process and ‘real- life’ political situations via the opportunity to observe and participate as an informed citizen in a variety of on and off-campus settings.
  • Critical Thinking, Communication, and Integrated Learning. Produce effective interdisciplinary policy analysis via the ability to recognize arguments, test hypotheses and support one’s position via appropriate oral and written communications targeted for specific audiences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econ of Social Issues
  • Environment

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Application fee
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Support and financial documents
  • Photocopy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7515 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7515 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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