A field of concentration is offered in political economy, which combines work from the three disciplines of economics, history and political science. This approach allows students to gain a broad, well-rounded background in these inter-related areas, providing a unique perspective and preparation for law school, or for political and governmental positions.
At Hillsdale, any qualified student may opt for an interdepartmental field of concentration consisting of 36 semester hours of credit with no fewer than 24 hours in courses carrying 300 numbers or above. Once the student selects an interdisciplinary field of concentration, with the exceptions of international business and political economy, it must be approved by the chairmen of the departments in which the work is to be done and by the Educational Policies Committee. The student must also select an advisor in consultation with the chairmen of the departments involved in the field of concentration.