Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, BS
The BS program in civic and economic thought and leadership incorporates the study of political philosophy, economic thought, history and American politics and provides a foundation in social and political research and statistics.
Faculty teach using the Socratic method, which challenges students to analyze the complex topics impacting lives today. Students refine their ability to read closely, think analytically, write carefully and speak effectively.
Students have internship opportunities on Capitol Hill, in congressional offices in their district, and with nonprofit organizations that will build their resume with professional experience and enable them to network with potential employers for after graduation. Global intensive experiences allow students to study in places such as Israel and the West Bank, India and South Africa. They also engage with world-renowned scholars through the school's public programs.
In addition to reviewing the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Flexible Degree Options
Accelerated program options
This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:
Classical Liberal Education and Leadership
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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.
Graduates are inspired and prepared to lead and serve in civil society, public affairs or government.
Career paths that graduates might pursue include business, education, foreign service, government, law, politics, national security affairs and public office.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Education Administrators, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.5%
- Median Salary*: 99940
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Growth: 1%
- Median Salary*: 62360
- Growth: 3.1%
- Median Salary*: 64540
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
- Growth: 2.2%
- Median Salary*: 151030
- Growth: 3.4%
- Median Salary*: 48090
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Students in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership have a variety of global and domestic experiential courses available to them. Whether it is through practicing leadership skills in a rural Indian village, visiting new democracies in Israel, or studying Aristotle in the Arizona mountains, all of these courses ask students to cultivate curiosity, excellence and leadership.