May 29, 2024  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, B.A

120 Credit Hours

Graduation Requirements

Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .

NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) - 43 Credit Hours

PPE majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (Bachelor’s Degrees)  as set out in the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Program . A grade of at least C- is required for Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) coursework in this program. For this program, neither the Global Studies requirement nor the Social Science requirement may be fulfilled by other courses in this major.


Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, B.A. Program - 47 Credit Hours

PPE Major - 30 Credit Hours

Modern Language Requirement - 12 Credit Hours

PPE majors are required to take four semesters of a modern language.

No CLEP, AP, IB or transient study credits may be used to fulfill this requirement. Students may take elementary or intermediate language courses or a combination of both.

School of Arts and Sciences Additional Natural Science Requirements - 5 Credit Hours

Five additional hours of natural science: 1 lab to accompany the course taken for general education [BIO 1043  , BIO 1023  , ESC 1043   OCY 1043  , PHY 1033   or PHY 1063 ], and one additional natural science course and accompanying lab. The two natural sciences must be in different areas: one must be a life science (biology) and the other must be a physical science (chemistry, physics, oceanography, earth science, or forensic science).  In sum, students are required to take a minimum of 8 hours of natural science courses (one life science and one physical science, with their associated labs).

Additional Required Credit Hours - 30 Credit Hours

This program must include a minor or an additional major.


Undergraduates who major in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) are required to take multiple philosophy courses. PPE majors may count the following courses toward the requirements for a philosophy major or philosophy minor: