PSP / PPE Social Science Interdisciplinary degree tracks

Social Science tracks:

  • PSP — Philosophy, Sociology, and Psychology

  • PPE — Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics

UA offers two social science interdisciplinary degree tracks. Each track consists of courses from all 3 departments and trains students in three interrelated and versatile fields. This can open the door to graduate study in any of these disciplines as well as law school.

Social sciences students learn how to:

  • analyze and interpret written material carefully
  • organize and present ideas and information in a clear and persuasive manner
  • evaluate alternative ideas as well as research problems
  • acquire transferable skills that are valuable in various career paths


Akron Advantage

Hands on research experience as an undergraduate and also gain real-word experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary. 

Sample Curriculum

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Career Opportunities

Graduates with a degree in social sciences do well in such fields as:

  • medicine
  • management and personnel
  • investments
  • journalism
  • education
  • government and foreign service
  • religion
  • social studies
  • business
  • arts

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.