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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.

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  • 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
    • 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, […]
    • Personal finance blog written by alumnus recognized by Feedspot
      Money Health, a personal finance blog written by MSU Moorhead Economics alumnus Derek Hagen ’05, has been named a Top […]
    • Flores accepted for publication by The Journal of Economic Insight
      Oscar Flores had the paper “The Impact of Participation in Learning Communities on Academic Performance at a Regional, Public University” […]
    • Governor Dayton Announces Appointments to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees
      Alumnus Judge George Soule is reappointed Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of six individuals to fill vacancies on the […]
    • Student Research: Joshua Noennig
      Males and Undergraduate Education: The Rest of the Story
    • Expanding Your Horizons Conference participants introduced to the field of Economics
      MSUM students Samantha Carlson, Shrijana Chapagain, Anna Landsverk, and Jess Lhotak joined Drs. T. J. Hansen and Gregory Stutes to […]
    • ‘Prairie Post Office’ receives awards, recognition
      Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota (2017, NDSU Press), by authors Steven Bolduc (Economics) and […]
    • Screenprint with Artists Rachel Breen & Nickey Robare
      Tuesday, March 27 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Center for the Arts, Art Annex Need a creative break? Drop […]
    • Art & Sewing as Activism: Behind ‘Behind the Seams’
      Tuesday, March 27 | 3-4:30 p.m. | CMU 205 Meet the Minneapolis-based artists of “Behind the Seams.” Rachel Breen and Nickey […]
    • Behind the Seams
      Monday, March 26 | 1-4 p.m. | Center for the Arts, Art Annex How did your t-shirt get made? Who sewed […]
    • Flores co-publishes article in Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica
      Oscar Flores, Economics, and María del Socorro Gómez, México City, published an article in the most recent issue of Foreign […]
    • Minnesota State Paralegal Association Toy Drive
      It is time for the Minnesota State Paralegal Association Moorhead’s Annual Toy Drive! We will be collecting toys from November […]
    • MSUM Economics program alumni, faculty member active in Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 
      The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) held its annual meeting July 30-August 1, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The MSUM […]
  • 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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