Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Public Policy & Governance, 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 Electives||20|
|Rigorous Reasoning (Pre Requirement)|
|PPE/PHIL 008||The Social Contract||1|
|Select 1 course unit in Philosophy Foundation||1|
|Political Science Foundation:|
|Select 1 course unit in Political Theory||1|
|Select 1 course unit in Political Science Foundation||1|
|ECON 001||Introduction to Micro Economics||1|
|ECON 002||Introductory Economics: Macro||1|
|PPE 153/PSYC 253||Judgment and Decisions||1|
|or PSYC 170||Social Psychology|
|PPE 311||Strategic Reasoning||1|
|PPE 312||Public Policy Process||1|
|PPE 313||Behavioral Economics and Psychology||1|
|Public Policy & Governance Theme|
|Select 5 course units in Public Policy & Governance Theme||5|
|Select one of the following:||1|
|Capstone: Social Policy|
|Capstone: Political Economy|
|Capstone: Judgment and Decision Making|
|Capstone: Social Psychology|
|Capstone: Political Science|
|Total Course Units||36|
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 498||Directed Honors Research||1|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.