Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Major

Academics / Departments & Programs / Politics / Academics Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Major

Degree Overview

In our complex world, important issues often transcend the boundaries of academic disciplines. This major equips the socially conscious and intellectually curious student to pursue responses to real world challenges with a robust complement of philosophical and social science tools and approaches. You'll learn to bring philosophical insights to bear on empirical social science research. You'll employ the methods of social science to measure philosophical claims about concepts like equality and justice.

Program Requirements & Opportunities

  • Overview

    In the PPE program, students build competencies in both the social sciences and humanities; consequently up to 19 of the 51–56 semester hours satisfy Core requirements, including:

    • Mathematics - MATH 170, MATH 171
    • Persons in Community - POLS 110
    • Global and Historical Studies - POLS 207, POLS 214
    • Philosophical Foundations - PHIL 153
    • Societal Structures in North America - ECON 221, POLS 101, POLS 212, POLS 237
    • Integrative Studies - PHIL 201, IDIS 39x

    For more information, please contact the PPE Program Director.

  • Courses

    Course Requirements

  • Advising

    Micah Watson

    Micah Watson

    Associate Professor;
    Director, PPE Program;
    Executive Director, Henry Institute;
    Honors Liaison;
    Pi Sigma Alpha Advisor, Paul Henry Chair in Christianity and Politics
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