Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) Pathway

The pathway for Suffolk University Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) majors allows students to complete all requirements for the core and the major in years 1-3. Following successful admission, students begin their first year at Suffolk University Law School in year four.

Consult the Academic Catalog for specific course options and the Law School website for admission information.

Pathway for PPE Majors: BA/JD or BS/JD Option

Year 1

First-Year Writing I
Seminar for Freshmen
Math Core Requirement

First-Year Writing II
Creativity & Innovation Core Requirement

Year 2

Studies in Literature Core Requirement
PPE Elective (EC or POLS)

STE (+ Lab if BS) Core Requirement
POLS-181 or POLS-225
STATS-240, STATS-250, POLS-201, or PHIL-212**** (PHIL-212, Symbolic Logic, is highly recommended)
PPE Elective (EC or POLS or PHIL)

Year 3

STE Core Requirement
VPATH Core Requirement (BS students only)
PPE Elective (EC or POLS or PHIL)
PPE Elective (EC or POLS or PHIL)

PHIL-318, Philosophy of Law
PPE Elective (EC or POLS or PHIL)
Free Elective

*Fulfills Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement and Social, Cultural, & Global Perspectives Core Requirement.

**Fulfills Human Behavior and Societies Core Requirement.

***Fulfills Social and Intellectual History/VPATH Core Requirement for BA students; fulfills Social and Intellectual History Core Requirement for BS students.

****Fulfills Quantitative Analysis Core Requirement for BS students.

PPE Electives: In consultation with their advisor PPE students choose six electives (two each from the departments of Government, Philosophy, and Economics). For details see the PPE Major Requirements.

Note for BA Students: The Modern Language requirement may be fulfilled by a competency level of 102 or above and a minimum of one language course in any language other than English. Exemption from the modern language requirement is granted at the proficiency level of 202 in any qualifying language.