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Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) Major

Viewing the World in New Ways

Combine three disciplines into one major that will help you develop a deep, nuanced understanding of how the world operates. The Politics, 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

Broadening Your Perspectives

With required classes in all three disciplines, the Politics, 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.

PPE Curriculum & Degree Options


Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Interested in Political Science?
Considering another major but love all things political? Consider pairing your major with Taylor’s Political Science minor.

Interested in Economics?
Excited about economics but torn between the PPE major and another major? Consider an Economics minor.

Interested in Philosophy?
Are you more interested in the philosophy and ethics portion of PPE? Check out our Philosophy major and minor.

Contact the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Dr. Kevin Johnson, Chair of the Department of History, Global & Political Studies
765-998-5302
kevin_johnson2@taylor.edu

Dr. Nicholas Kerton-Johnson, PPE & Politics Program Director
765-998-5140
nckertonjohnson@taylor.edu

Desirae Crouch, History, Global & Political Studies Program Assistant
765-998-5275
desirae_crouch@taylor.edu

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