Degree Description

Offered as a major

Related Academic Programs
philosophy, political science, economics

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PP&E) degree

Are you the kind of person who can read the newspaper and truly understand the assumptions and flaws in the arguments being stated? Do you like to debate conflicting economic and political theories? Some of the world’s toughest challenges are rooted in a variety of academic disciplines; with a bachelor of arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics you’ll find your chance to see the bigger picture and really wrap your head around the social, economic and political issues societies face.

Outside of Class – PPE

Outside of Class

Join the Student Government Association and work on campus improvements and university policy, all while representing the rest of your graduating class. Join the Enactus team where you will develop and execute community outreach projects to solve real world problems. Participate in the Federal Reserve Challenge, an intercollegiate monetary policy contest sponsored by the 5th District Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch. Alternatively, join Amnesty International or the Politics Club to put your debating skills to the test. Or write for Tolle Lege, a campus journal that publishes student philosophical and theological writings.

Careers in philosophy, politics and economics (PP&E)

Career Crossing

The Career Center is a terrific resource as you consider life after college. Stop by to learn about resume and internship workshops, career fairs, and opportunities to meet employers.

Mount graduates with philosophy, politics and economics degrees

After You Graduate

Explore the meaning in a new chapter of your life as a:
  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Economist
  • Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
Get to work with:
  • Government agencies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Universities
  • Law Firms
  • Newspapers