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Why Study Political Economy at The College of Idaho?

At The College of Idaho in our Department of Political Economy, we provide students with a unique perspective on the world through rigorous classes that focus on collaborative learning processes that are unrivaled in success upon graduation.

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Career Opportunities for Political Economy Majors and Minors 

Graduates of our program have gone on to law school at Notre Dame, the University of California, the University of Texas, the University of Washington, the University of Utah, George Mason, Gonzaga, Santa Clara, and Harvard. Our alumni have flourished in such varied business environments as JP Morgan Chase,, and The Boise Weekly. In government, our graduates are influencing policy in Washington DC and as Governor of Idaho. Internationally, our alumni can be found all over the world (London, Geneva, Prague, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Managua, Santiago) working in numerous sectors (law, business, education, public service, non-profit work) including, in the past, as the U.S. Ambassador to Laos.

The Irma Frisch Farrington Fund-George Wolfe Pre-Law Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding C of I student based on coursework. It is designated to College of Idaho Students studying pre-law or demonstrating law school ambitions. The recipient must be a full-time student with sophomore standing or above with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and show need (FAFSA required). Application (pdf)

Dr. George Victor Wolfe
Dr. George Victor Wolfe : in his office at The College of Idaho, Leo Baeck Institute, F 37416.


A teaching legend at the College, Wolfe received his law degree from the University of Vienna. After fleeing his native Austria on the eve of World War II in 1939, he served as an in-residence scholar in the Department of Political Science at Yale University before coming to The College of Idaho. Over a 24-year period, many of Wolfe’s students attended outstanding law schools and graduate schools, a tradition that still holds today. Dr. Wolfe also founded Model UN at The College of Idaho. These scholarships are generously funded and sustained by alumni who honor Wolfe’s legacy through the financial support of current College students.