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Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA)

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA)


The interdisciplinary Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) major offers broad and rigorous training in the foundations of all three disciplines enabling students to study the forces and institutions that shape the modern world from more than one perspective.

Why choose philosophy, politics and economics?

Our lives and our communities are profoundly shaped by political and economic forces that often seem difficult or impossible to control. The next generation of citizens must be able to understand how these forces work, examine their impact, and think carefully about the values that are at stake in the choices we face. Moreover, college graduates are increasingly expected to think across traditional boundaries and to have skills that enable them to address complex problems in both the public and private sectors.

What can I do with this degree?

The analytical tools and interdisciplinary approach that the PPE major provides will prepare students for careers in law, public policy and public service, business, finance, consulting, NGOs, education, journalism and other pursuits that engage public life.