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Major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

An interdisciplinary degree program at the UBC Okanagan campus.

Note: The UBC Okanagan campus offers other interdisciplinary programs, including the Major in International Relations and the Major in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. There are also Major programs in Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science.

The Major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) is intended to provide a focused education in the economic, political, and philosophical issues facing Canadians. The program, jointly offered by Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy, is based on the PPE degree offered by Oxford University.

The PPE Major is recommended for students who wish to pursue a career in business or government, or those who intend to undertake studies in law, business, commerce, journalism, social work, education, or public administration.

To be admitted to the PPE program students must:

Admission is by formal application to the coordinator of the PPE program.

Students in the PPE program are required to take a common set of first- and second-year courses. They must also choose one of four options.

First and Second Years

Third and Fourth Years

At the third- and fourth-year levels, students must choose to emphasize either Economics (Option A), or Political Science (Option B), or Philosophy (Option C), or Law (Option D).

All PPE students must complete the directed studies course numbered 497 in their discipline of emphasis during their final year of study. Students must consult with the PPE Coordinator during the term prior to the term in which they plan to complete their directed studies course.

Option A: Economics Emphasis

Option B: Political Science Emphasis

Option C: Philosophy Emphasis

Option D: Law Emphasis

1All 497 courses are directed studies courses.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must satisfy all B.A. requirements (www.calendar.ubc.ca/okanagan/index.cfm?tree=18,282,857,1480), including completion of 120 credits, 48 of which must be at the third- and fourth-year levels.


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