The primary course requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in PPE establishes the interdisciplinary foundation for the degree. Students are required to complete at least four basic courses—one each from philosophy, political science, and economics—along with the synthetic, interdisciplinary Introduction to PPE. Students may take all seven of these important courses, two each from philosophy, political science, and economics, along with the introductory course.
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Major
10 course units, including:
Primary Required Courses:
(At least 4, at most 7 from this category; PPE 1024 plus at least 1 from each Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics)
REQUIREMENT FOR BALANCE: At least 2 courses must be taken from among either the Primary Required and/or Elective course list in each Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics, except where a course from the approved list of ‘Other PPE Courses’ is taken as a substitute elective or an exception is granted by the PPE program director.
REQUIREMENT FOR ADVANCED COURSES: At least 3 courses from the Primary Required Course list or among Elective courses must be passed at or above the 3000-level.
NO SECOND MAJORS AND NO MINORS IN PHIL, PS, OR ECON: PPE majors cannot take additional majors or minors in either Philosophy, Political Science, or Economics. PPE majors may, of course, take second majors or minors in other disciplines.
OTHER PPE COURSES may substitute for courses listed as Elective Courses at the discretion of the PPE program chair and only if approved by the PPE program chair, consistent with the set of courses approved by the program faculty for this purpose. These courses may be taken as part of the PPE major program only if the prerequisites for the course designated by the course’s originating program are completed in advance. Consult the university web site and advising materials for other courses already approved as possible PPE electives.
Transylvania University admits students regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other classification protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.
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