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Department of Economics, Law & Politics

  • The Department of Economics, Law and Politics offers programs in Economics, Political Science, Paralegal, International Studies and Pre-Law. Each major provides an excellent foundation for law school or graduate school by enhancing research and writing skills, offering both fundamental knowledge for careers and challenges that expose you to unanticipated experiences.

    See all the Department of Economics, Law & Politics Degree degree options.

  • Benefits of an MSUM Economics, Law & Politics degree
    Our dedicated faculty members have unique, diverse backgrounds that offer a blend of policy, law, judicial and international affairs experience. They’re actively engaged in government and public processes, and are excited to collaborate with you.
    Enhance your education outside of the classroom by getting involved in one of the many active, engaged student organizations geared toward local, state and national politics.
    Department of Economics, Law & Politics degrees give you a broad foundation to build on in innumerable ways. From U.S. government or international relations, to public law or economics, you’ll be exceedingly prepared to pursue a career in any facet of your choosing.
    Internships provide you with practical, real-world experience to prepare you for your chosen career. You’ll develop a network of contacts and be able to narrow your focus on the path that appeals to you. Internships are a great opportunity to build your resume and explore career options.
  • Economics, Law & Politics Department News
    • Minnesota State Paralegal Association Moorhead Socktober
      Each October, MSPAM holds a donation drive to collect socks for homeless shelters in the area. We’ve obviously gotten a […]
    • Paralegal program named No. 2 in MN
      Minnesota Lawyer 2019 Reader Rankings
    • ‘Prairie Post Office’ recognized by the American Library Association
      “Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota” (2017, NDSU Press), by authors Steven Bolduc (Economics) and […]
    • Economics program hosts Twin Cities alumni reunion
      Alumni, current students, faculty members and guests of the MSUM Economics program were among more than 50 people gathered in […]
    • Curt Gudmundson Economics Undergraduate Student Colloquium
      Wednesday, May 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | CB 105 You are invited to our first Curt Gudmundson Economics Undergraduate Student Colloquium on May 1 at 3:30 […]
    • Student Academic Conference: Adam Schutt
      Sanctuary Cities and their Respective Effect on Crime Rates
    • Local high school students in Econ Challenge
      Over 100 local high school students attended the 21st annual Great Plains Economics Challenge in the CMU on March 19, […]
    • Why I Chose MSUM
      My name is Autumn Schaeffer, I am a second-year student studying Paralegal at MSUM and American Sign Language at M […]
    • Economics students present at Eastern Economic Association meetings
      Two Economics students presented at the undergraduate student sessions of the Eastern Economic Association meetings in New York City held […]
    • Mathematics Seminar: Dr. T. J. Hansen
      Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 Dr. T. J. Hansen will give a talk about applications of mathematics in economic research questions in […]
    • MSPAM speaker event
      Thursday, Jan. 24 | 7-8 p.m. | CB 109 MSPAM is hosting guest speakers: Assistant United States Attorney Brett Shasky and UND Law Student Destiney Grooters […]
    • MSUM new hires
      Please join us in welcoming the following employees to Minnesota State University Moorhead! Make sure to stop by their departments to […]
    • Undergraduate Business and Economics Research Journal selects former MSUM Economics student’s research for publication
      Matthew Dakken’s research, “Booyah! An Analysis of Mad Money Stock Recommendations,” is among five papers selected for publication in Spring […]
    • Labor Relations, Brand Value, and Trust in Agricultural Cooperatives
      Monday, Nov. 19 | Noon-1:15 p.m. | MacLean 166 Join the MSUM Economics Program for a brown bag lecture, “Labor […]
    • Stutes presents to area high school teachers
      Dr. Gregory Stutes, Department of Economics, Law, & Politics and Center for Economic Education, held a workshop for area high […]
    • Stutes attended EconFest
      Dr. Gregory Stutes, Department of Economics, Law, & Politics and Center for Economic Education, attended EconFest at the new Bell […]
    • MEA Annual Conference at Hamline University
      Eight members of the MSUM Economic Society attended the Minnesota Economics Association Annual Conference at Hamline University on October 26. […]
    • Student Internship Panel hosted by the MSUM Economic Society
      Monday, Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. | CMU Ballroom Section 200 A Listen and ask questions to a panel of […]
    • ‘The Prairie Post Office’ receives top honors from North Dakota Library Association
      The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota took top honors in the Notable State Government […]
    • Hansen among researchers hosted by the USDA Economic Research Service 
      Dr. T. J. Hansen, Department of Economics, Law & Politics, attended the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Conference in Washington, […]
  • Careers & Outcomes
    With a degree from the Economics, Law & Politics department at MSUM, you'll enjoy outstanding job placement, satisfying careers, and a wide range of fields to choose from.
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