Programs for the 21st-century leader


The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership is the only leadership program of its kind in America. It studies history’s greatest thinkers and juxtaposes their insights with the guiding principles of America’s founders and inspirational leaders. This combination of classic works and altruistic statesmanship produces graduates who are uniquely positioned to address contemporary issues through a modern lens.

Undergraduate degrees

Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, BA

Degree programs offered by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership


The BA in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership inspires and prepares the next generation of leaders through transdisciplinary study in political philosophy, economic thought, political and intellectual history, and American political thought and constitutionalism. 

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Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, BS

Degree programs offered by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership


The multifaceted perspective of this degree program and the comprehensive educational resources prepare students for graduate school, to compete for prestigious graduate scholarships, and for leadership roles in the public and private sectors. 

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Minor

Masters program

Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Minor

Degree Programs through the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership


The Minor in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership inspires and prepares the next generation of national and international leaders through the study of great works of civic, economic, political, and moral thought.

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Classical Liberal Education and Leadership, MA

Degree Programs through the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership


The school’s new masters program in classical liberal education and leadership will launch Fall 2020. Designed for teachers in classical academies and charter schools, the masters program will equip these educators with practical ideas for developing their students as liberally educated learners and thoughtful citizens.

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Degree programs offered by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership

“One of the biggest priorities in my education is to enhance my educational experiences and enhance what I do in the classroom by outside opportunities. When I met with a few faculty members from the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, I fell in love with the school and it just really solidified my choice to go to ASU.”

- Cameron D., CEL Major