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Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

The PPE major allows students to study systematically some of the most important social, ethical, economic, and political problems that our contemporary societies face. It offers a highly interdisciplinary curriculum with distinct learning outcomes centered on an undergraduate research project. Due to its interdisciplinarity, analytical rigor, combination of normative and empirical analyses, and emphasis on the development of transferable skills, the PPE major prepares students well for a wide variety of careers in the private and public sectors, as well as graduate school (especially for law school, medical school, business school, and masters and doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences).

Sample Careers

  • Consulting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Industry
  • Investment Banking
  • Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Government
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Think Tanks
  • Health Care
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • Non-profit Organizations

Examples of Courses

  • Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Logic
  • Micro- and Macroeconomics
  • PPE Gateway Course
  • Advanced Courses in PHIL, PSCI, and ECON
  • PPE Capstone Course


  • Analytical Reasoning Skills
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Leadership and Networking Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills

Interesting Fact: With a low faculty-student ratio, PPE majors will enjoy small classes and personal attention from faculty members