This combined degree in human services and economics provides students with the opportunity to obtain the skills and knowledge related to each of these areas of study and an in-depth understanding of how these fields inform and impact each other.
The combined economics and philosophy major provides students with training to critically evaluate and assess policies and issues on both economic and ethical grounds, including issues such as globalization, immigration, environmental protection, the minimum wage, a fair and just tax, just working environments, and many more.
Through this combined major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of the intrinsic connection between the environment and economics and understand how long-run economic growth is crucially dependent on policies that account for the sustainability and well-being of the environment and that are grounded on environmental science.
Through this combined major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of global affairs and international economic issues since the early 20th century through diverse and cross-disciplinary theories of economic development and growth.
The PPE major is an interdisciplinary degree that not only provides students with the analytic tools from three different disciplines but also teaches students to make connections across disciplines and to keep multiple perspectives in mind when analyzing complex social phenomena.