Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Pathways Minor)
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Our increasingly interdependent, globalized world faces a myriad of individual and collective decision-making problems that often cut across the boundaries of academic disciplines. Questions concerning market regulations, taxation, responsibilities of for-profit and non-profit organizations, environmental sustainability, poverty, and global justice are all multidimensional and can be addressed adequately only through interdisciplinary analysis.
The minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics allows students to develop such analysis. It trains students to develop comprehensive solutions to complex interdisciplinary decision-making problems. These solutions are not only economically sound, but also socially, ethically, and politically informed. The PPE minor attracts students who value genuine interdisciplinary hands-on, minds-on learning and equips such students to become all-round leaders in the 21st century. The PPE minor is an approved Pathways minor.
To learn more about Pathways at Virginia Tech and the benefits of this minor, please see here link: https://www.pathways.prov.vt.edu/minors/showcase/ppe.html