Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Globalization, BA

Philosophy, Politics and Economics allows undergraduates to study a variety of comprehensive analytical frameworks that have been developed to understand and justify political and economic structures, particularly constitutional democracy and the market system. The program prepares its graduates for careers in public policy, public services, business, and law among others.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 36. Double majors may entail more course units.

For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Rigorous Reasoning (Pre Requirement)
Common Foundations
Philosophy Foundation:
PHIL 1433The Social Contract1
Select 1 course unit in Philosophy Foundation1
Political Science Foundation:
Select 1 course unit in Political Theory1
Select 1 course unit in Political Science Foundation1
Economics Foundation:
ECON 0100Introduction to Micro Economics1
ECON 0200Introductory Economics: Macro1
Psychology Foundation:
PSYC 2737Judgment and Decisions1
or PSYC 1440 Social Psychology
Common Core
PPE 3001Strategic Reasoning1
PPE 3002Public Policy Process1
PPE 3003Behavioral Economics and Psychology1
Globalization Theme
Select 5 course units in Globalization Theme5
Capstone Seminar
Select one of the following:1
PPE Capstone: Social Policy
PPE Capstone: Political Economy
PPE Capstone: Networks
PPE Capstone: Modeling
PPE Capstone: Judgment and Decision Making
PPE Capstone: Obedience
PPE Capstone: Political Science
PPE Capstone: Psychology
PPE Capstone: Economics
PPE Capstone: Philosophy
Total Course Units36

You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.


Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.6 in the major.

PPE 4998Directed Honors Research1


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.