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Politics, Economics, Policy and Law

This interdisciplinary major in the social sciences is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge, analytical skills, and perspectives from the social sciences that can be applied to interdisciplinary research and problem solving. Students in the politics, economics, policy, and law (PEPL) major will in addition concentrate study in politics and government, economics, public policy, or law. Each concentration meets the needs of students who are interested in public and private sector careers, but each has a somewhat different focus with different course requirements.

The PEPL major, through its concentrations, can also position graduates to pursue advanced study in graduate programs in political science, economics, sociology, public policy, or law. Mills College’s innovative Bachelor’s-to-Master’s Accelerated Degree Programs also allow students to earn a master’s degree in selected programs with one additional year of study. For PEPL students in the economics concentration the MBA master’s degree might be an attractive option, and for students in the public policy concentration the MPP master’s degree might be attractive.

Mills College’s innovative Bachelor’s-to-Master’s Accelerated Degree Programs allow you to earn a master’s degree in one additional year of study. Combining a master’s degree with a liberal arts undergraduate education prepares you for career success and increased options upon graduation. Mills students in this major should consider one of these options:
Applied Economics (MAE)
Business Management (MBA)
Teacher Education
Interdisciplinary Computer Science
Public Policy

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Last Updated: 6/22/17