Students interested in the social sciences have the option to pursue a degree within any one of our social science departments (economics, geography and planning, history, political science, psychology or sociology), a Social Sciences Divisional major, or the increasingly popular PPE track, which is described below. A degree in the Philosophy, Political Science and Economics track (PPE) trains students in three interrelated and versatile fields of inquiry.
The Departments of Philosophy, Political Science and Economics offer many opportunities to augment classroom learning with research experiences.
PPE majors may participate in the Oxford University’s summer study-abroad program.
Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary. Depending on your professional interest, you might consider a co-op assignment in the legal profession, schools, or government.
Interact with other social sciences students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:
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Graduates with a degree in social sciences — philosophy, political science and economics (PPE) — have combined the knowledge and skills gained from each field. They do well in such fields as:
Opportunities are growing the fields of political science, philosophy and economics. Job prospects are especially good for those with advanced degrees.
Creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: