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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
    • 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 […]
    • Flores presents at Missouri Valley Economics Association meeting
      Oscar Flores, Economics, presented two papers at the 54th annual meetings of the Missouri Valley Economics Association in Kansas City, […]
    • Paralegal student wins national scholarship
      Shantel Jagol, a senior in Paralegal, was selected as the Paralegal Community Service Achievement Scholarship Award winner by the American […]
    • Matthew Dakken’s undergraduate research recognized by Minnesota Economic Association
      Matthew Dakken’s paper, “Booyah! An Analysis of Mad Money Stock Recommendations,” placed third in the Term Paper division of the […]
    • Religious Studies Speaker Series
      Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 7 p.m. | Langseth 118 This semester’s Religious Studies Speaker Series lecture is: Dr. Steven Bolduc, […]
    • Who is manipulating your vote?
      Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Langseth 118 Dr. Paul Kramer, a professor in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Department […]
    • Travel to Asia for credit
      Grand Tour of Taiwan Informational Meetings      Oct. 24 | 12 p.m. | MacLean 373 MSUM is hosting a spring […]
    • Who is manipulating your vote?
      Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 4 p.m. | Langseth 118
    • Grand Tour of Taiwan information meeting
      October 6 | 3 p.m. | MacLean 172 MSUM is hosting a spring 2018 class and a May/June 1018 tour […]
    • Saving North Dakota’s Post Offices 
      ‘The Prairie Post Office’ authors to hold discussion and book signing Sept. 17 Steven Bolduc, a Minnesota State University Moorhead […]
    • Retired MSUM professor Anoush Khoshkish passes away
      Anoush Khoshkish, a retired MSUM professor, passed away on the morning of May 28, 2017, at home in New York City. […]
    • Gompf presents Continuing Legal Education Webinar to attorneys
      Professor Tracy Gompf, Paralegal, Department of Economics, Law and Politics, presented a Continuing Legal Education Webinar “Increase Profitability and Efficiency […]
    • Paralegal student selected for national essay scholarship
      Candace Gould, Paralegal, submitted a winning essay for the Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) Scholarship. The LEX Scholarship is awarded by […]
    • Economics program hosts Twin Cities Alumni Reunion
      Alumni, current students, faculty members, and guests of the MSUM Economics program were among the fifty people gathered in the […]
    • Dr. Paul Kramer selected as 2017-2018 Dille Outstanding Faculty Lecturer
      Provost Joseph Bessie has announced that Paul Kramer, Department of Economics, Law and Politics, has been selected as the recipient of […]
    • Economic Society members, faculty advisors present workshop at 2017 Expanding Your Horizons Conference
      MSUM Economic Society members (Moyinoluwa Abiola, Alexander Johnson, Aleena Kearns, Josh Noennig, Rahil Pereira, and McKenna Togstad) and co-advisors Drs. […]
    • Flores presents paper at Eastern Economic Association meetings
      Oscar Flores, Economics, presented the paper “The Impact of Participation in Learning Communities on Academic Performance an Retention” at the […]
    • Economics students present at Eastern Economic Association meetings
      Three Economics students presented at the undergraduate student sessions of the Eastern Economic Association meetings in New York City. Cody […]
    • The Last Lecture by Dr. Andrew Conteh
      Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | CMU Ballroom Please join the Interdisciplinary Center for Diversity and Social Justice in […]
    • Save the Date: GIS Day is Wednesday, Nov. 16
      GIS Day is an international celebration showcasing real-world applications of geographic information systems (GIS), providing a forum to explore the […]
  • 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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