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Combine three disciplines into one major that will help you develop a deep, nuanced understanding of how the world operates. The Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) major is an interdisciplinary major that helps students understand the multiple forces affecting society.
Students in PPE make connections between systems of thought, political action, and economic systems and gain hands-on experiences applying what they learn to contemporary issues. You will learn about significant political and economic structures and processes, while being globally engaged.
Put philosophical knowledge into action with the Taylor Ethics Bowl team as they attend competitions to debate culturally relevant ethical topics. Our team has reached nationals every year since 2010, taking first place in 2015.Learn More
Considering another major but love all things political? Consider pairing your major with Taylor’s Political Science minor.
Excited about economics but torn between the PPE major and another major? Consider an Economics minor.
Are you more interested in the philosophy and ethics portion of PPE? Check out our Philosophy major and minor.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.
With required classes in all three disciplines, the Political Science, Philosophy, & Economics major provides a foundation to think critically from multiple perspectives, with well-rounded views of modern society. Each discipline is also explicitly connected with faith and vocation and will challenge you to pursue rigorous study with the expectation of impacting the world through your career.
Specific PPE classes cover public policy, international relations, history of philosophy, economics, logic, ethics, and moral issues. All PPE majors take part in an extended practicum in either political science, philosophy, or economics.
Our majors can develop their professional skills outside of the classroom in independent research projects, study abroad programs, seminars related to any of the three areas, and Taylor’s nationally-ranked Ethics Bowl team.
Oct 27, 2022
Along with two other Taylor students, Zane Callison is completing his practicum at Mercy Unleashed, helping local visitors with criminal record expungement.Read Article
Jun 30, 2022
Chin Ai Oh ’18 shares how her major in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics influenced her work experiences in education and human resources.Read Article
Sep 15, 2021
For Carlee Svec ’20, the Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics major gave a broad understanding of multiple disciplines that proved invaluable during her internship at the United States Embassy in Dublin, Ireland.Read Article
Nov 19, 2020
For Russell Balikian (’09), studying Political Science set his trajectory to becoming an administrative and constitutional law attorney.Read Article
Oct 01, 2020
Levi Boxell ’15 is speaking into the ways economic policies and the spread of information impact the way we live.Read Article
Jul 13, 2020
Learn more about how the History, Global, and Political Studies department gives students opportunities to put their academic credentials to work.Read Article