2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    May 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Global Political Economy Minor

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Terrell Northrup, Minor Coordinator

225 Eggers Hall



The minor in Global Political Economy (GPE) is an interdisciplinary program in the social sciences designed to help students explore the dimensions and implications of economic globalization in contemporary international relations. The minor is administered by the International Relations Program and is open to all Syracuse University undergraduate students in good academic standing.

International relations majors whose topic concentration is international political economy (IPE) are not eligible to take the Global Political Economy minor.

Minor Requirements

In order to declare the minor, a student must receive a B grade or better in one of the two required lower division courses. The GPE minor consists of six (6) courses, eighteen (18) credits. These include

  • two required introductory-level courses, PSC 124 - International Relations  (or PSC 139  Honors Sections) and GEO 273 - World Political Economy , plus
  • 12 credits in courses numbered 300 or above from our list of approved courses, which must include one course in Economics, one in Political Science, and two additional social science GPE courses. Of the four upper division courses, students may take a maximum of two political science and two economics courses.​

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