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Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Next Start: Monthly

Political Economy is concerned with the interplay between politics, society and economics. It explains the crucial role of political factors in determining economic outcomes.

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Q: Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

A: The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 3 or 4 years of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Political Economy is concerned with the interplay between politics, society and economics. It explains the crucial role of political factors in determining economic outcomes.

Athabasca University’s Political Economy program provides the knowledge and skills that students and employers need to meet the challenges of the 21st century. You will develop your knowledge of

  • global political and economic issues
  • the dynamics and needs of a global, knowledge-based society and marketplace
  • local and global political and economic practices, policies and institutions

You can focus your studies in either Global Political Economy or Canadian Political Economy.

This program is North America's first distance education undergraduate degree program in Political Economy.

Why take the Bachelor of Arts?

The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies. The program is designed to

  • broaden your perspective on local and global affairs
  • encourage community and social involvement
  • prepare you for lifelong learning and occupational diversity

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