Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Programs offered
  • Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (major and tracks) 

Business, Government, and Economics Faculty

Philosophy Faculty

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (BA)

PPE is an interdisciplinary program that combines studies in political science, philosophy, and economics. When you seek a bachelor’s degree in PPE, you will take a core of classes from each of these disciplines. You will also choose from one of the following tracks:

  • Financial Economics track: Prepares students for careers in the world of finance and investments.
  • International Affairs track: Best for students interested in international politics.
  • Philosophy Track: Designed for students interested in more closely studying “great ideas” and the presuppositions behind many arguments.
  • Law Track: For students interested in attending law school or working in a policy making career.
  • Public Administration track: Designed for those interested in pursuing careers in public or voluntary sector administration.
  • Social Enterprise track: Designed for students interested in focusing on how business can directly address social problems such as poverty and/or environmental sustainability.
  • Applied Economics track: Designed for students interested in studying the allocation of resources and how that affects human welfare.

As an SPU PPE major studying in our location on the Pacific Rim, you will be well-positioned for employment in business, industry, government, agencies, and non-governmental organizations. You will also be positioned for further study in academic or professional graduate programs in the U.S. or around the world.


As a PPE major, you’ll have a opportunity to think about important questions and develop solutions to pressing problems from multiple perspectives.

You’ll learn from professors who are experts in the fields of political science, philosophy, and economics in an environment that emphasizes both competence and integrity within the context of Christian faith and values.

Career opportunities

A PPE degree will prepare you for graduate school in disciplines such as law and public affairs and to work in fields such as politics/public policy or management consulting.

Apply to the major

To meet the minimum requirements for admission, you must:

  • Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and 2.7 major GPA.
  • Have completed at least two courses in the major at SPU that apply to the major. (One class for first quarter transfers.)
  • You may apply online between December 20 and January 20. SBGE does not accept major applications outside this window.
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School of Business, Government, and Economics

Visit the School of Business, Government, and Economics website for descriptions of this school’s majors and minors. See how a degree from this school can help you achieve your goals to make a difference in the world.

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