Bachelor Philosophy, Politics and Economics

General

Program Description

Our PPE program exposes you to many different professors and courses. In your philosophy coursework, you’ll explore the big questions of life and learn to think deeply. In your political science courses, you’ll learn how political systems operate in the U.S. and abroad. Finally, in your economic courses – delivered through the Dicke College of Business Administration – you’ll analyze the market forces that impact social issues.

Although you’ll study three subjects, you’ll still graduate in four years. Guaranteed. In fact, if you can’t complete the program in four years through no fault of your own – we’ll pick up the tab for the rest.

Be prepared to learn just as much outside the classroom as you do inside. You’ll have lots of opportunities to read, write, solve problems, communicate complex ideas, and make informed and ethical decisions. You’ll graduate with a flexible skill set that will stand out in the marketplace.

Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention and opportunity you’ll find here. You could serve in student government or co-author research papers with your professors. You could study abroad, attend the Republican or Democratic National Convention, or spend a summer interning in Washington, D.C. You could head up a student organization or honorary society, play on a sports team, or perform with music groups.

At ONU, you’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships with your classmates. Our dedicated and distinguished professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, research, internships, and post-graduate or career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success and open doors for you.

Our PPE program prepares you for three distinct paths: law school; a career in the public, nonprofit or private industry sector; or graduate school. Whichever path you choose, you’ll be ready!

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Find an internship you’ll love

We’ll connect you with strategic internships for your future. Our professors have national and international connections that lead to cool opportunities.

Get involved and go places

If you’re ready to take learning beyond the classroom, you’ve come to the right place. PPE majors have opportunities for research, study abroad, student organizations and more.

  • Northern Pollsters
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • The Washington Center
  • Study Abroad
  • Ethics Club
  • Ethics Bowl
  • Student Organizations/Honorary Societies

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Learning Outcomes

Students in the PPE major will:

  • Critically evaluate arguments and reason logically.
  • Critically assess ethical issues.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of social institutions through concentrated engagement with contemporary and enduring social issues.
  • Perform quantitative analysis.
  • Synthesize and evaluate information through an application of knowledge and methods across the three disciplines.

End game: a fulfilling career

What will you choose? Our graduates usually choose one of three paths: law school, graduate school or immediate employment. A PPE degree provides versatility and the career options are numerous.

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Curriculum

The PPE major requires you to take courses from three disciplines. Take classes like Introduction to American Politics, Introduction to International Relations, Philosophy of Law, Microeconomic Foundations for Business Planning, and Managerial Economics.

Year 1

Fall Semester Credit Hours Spring Semester Credit Hours
PLSC 1011 Introduction to American Politics 3 PLSC 10x1 PLSC 1021 or 1031 3
TREX 1001 Transitions Experience Course 3 PHIL 2341 Logic 3
ENGL 1221 Writing Seminar 3 Modern Language 3
Modern Language 3 Distribution Requirement 3
Distribution Requirement 3 Distribution Requirement 3
Total 15 Total 15

Year 2

Fall Semester Credit Hours Spring Semester Credit Hours
BIZ 2031 Macroeconomics 3 BIZ 2021 Microeconomics 3
PHIL 2281 Philosophy of Law 3 PLSC 25x1 or HSPS 25x1 or higher 3
Distribution Requirement 3 Diverse Cultures Seminar 3
Distribution Requirement 3 Distribution Requirement 3
Distribution Requirement 3 Distribution Requirement 3
Total 15 Total 15

Year 3

Fall Semester Credit Hours Spring Semester Credit Hours
ECON 3831 Managerial Economics 3 PHIL/PLSC/HSPS/ECON 3xx1 or higher 3
PHIL PHIL 3101 or 3201 or 3441 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total 15 Total 15

Year 4

Fall Semester Credit Hours Spring Semester Credit Hours
PPE 4811 Senior Essay I 1 PPE 4911 Senior Essay II 2
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Total 14
Total 16

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Ohio Northern University is an independent, comprehensive University located in the scenic village of Ada, Ohio. The University comprises five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, E ... Read More

Ohio Northern University is an independent, comprehensive University located in the scenic village of Ada, Ohio. The University comprises five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law. Since our inception in 1871, we’ve been devoted to developing students who are ready to immerse themselves and progress to the next level? in everything they do. Read less