Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics

General

Program Description

Criswell’s Philosophy, Politics, & Economics (PPE) program lays a solid foundation for successfully engaging ideas – from the ancient to the contemporary – in the public square and in the church. PPE graduates understand local, national, and international issues, news, politics, and economics, and they appreciate history, culture, the arts, and how believers can redeem it all for God’s glory. PPE graduates know how to help the poor (both physically and spiritually), how to pass that knowledge on to others, and how to live and flourish in a fallen world until the Lord returns.

Minimum Degree Requirements (120 Hours)

General Education Core Studies (33 Hours)

  • COM 202 Introduction to Speech Communication
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 201 Composition II
  • HUM 201 Roman World
  • HUM 302 Modern World
  • HUM 404 Faith and Culture
  • PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • MTH 201 Elementary Statistics

Two semesters of Foreign Language:

  • GRK 201 Greek I
  • GRK 202 Greek II

or

  • HEB 301 Hebrew I
  • HEB 302 Hebrew II

Bible And Theology Core Studies (33 Hours)

  • BIB 105 Hermeneutics
  • BIB 110 Biblical Languages and Tools
  • NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
  • NTS 201 New Testament Survey II
  • OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I
  • OTS 201 Old Testament Survey II
  • THS 101 Spiritual Foundations
  • THS 201 Church History
  • THS 202 Baptist History and Distinctives
  • THS 203 Systematic Theology I
  • THS 301 Systematic Theology II

Ministry Core Studies (9 Hours)

  • EMS 101 Personal Evangelism
  • MIN 201 Introduction to Biblical Exposition

One of the following:

  • EMS 417 International Mission Practicum
  • EMS 426 Domestic Mission Practicum

Applied Core Curriculum

  • AMP 100 Applied Ministry Project (No Credit – Required each semester)

Open Electives (15 Hours)

Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Major (30 Hours)

  • ECN 302 Microeconomics
  • ECN 402 Macroeconomics
  • HUM 210 Politics and Law in Western Civilization
  • PHI 215 Critical Thinking
  • PHI 402 Introduction to Ethics
  • PHI 415 Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • POL 201 Government of the United States
  • POL 301 State and Local Government
  • POL 302 The Constitution of the United States
  • POL 410 Political Economy
Last updated February 2018

About the School

Criswell is a Christian college in Dallas, Texas, offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since its establishment in 1970, the college has played a unique and important role in Bap ... Read More

Criswell is a Christian college in Dallas, Texas, offering degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since its establishment in 1970, the college has played a unique and important role in Baptist and church life. Thankful for that legacy, we continue to build an institution of higher learning, with a diverse community of Christian, evangelical believers, that is devoted to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. Read less