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The curriculum for the BS in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics is both broad and deep. Its breadth comes from the foundational courses in all three disciplines that students take early on in their careers. These include “Economic Justice,” “Social and Political Philosophy,” “Micro and Macro Economics,” “International Relations,” “American Government,” and “Comparative Politics,” along with others.

These courses provide students with the basic frameworks of each discipline as well as a solid theoretical basis from which students can pursue other topics.

The depth of the program comes from the upper-level courses that students take as electives and as part of a required concentration. The concentrations available are:

Law and Justice

International Political Economy

Public and Economic Policy

Environment and Energy Policy

Logic and Game Theory

Political Philosophy

Students will deepen their knowledge with an experiential learning component—through co-op, student research, qualifying Dialogue of Civilizations programs, study abroad, or service-learning—that will help them to see how the concepts and ideas studied in class can be applied and integrated in the world.

At the end of students’ careers, the capstone course will bring together the knowledge of all three disciplines in one final project.

The most up-to-date degree requirements are available in the Northeastern undergraduate catalog. We also encourage students to track their progress in meeting degree requirements by reviewing their academic report in the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS). This system is accessible through