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Suffolk's Politics, Philosophy, & Economics (PPE) program is the first of its kind in the Boston area. An interdisciplinary major that draws from three academic departments, PPE will provide you with a foundation in policy, ethics, and economics. You'll develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of contemporary and enduring social issues--preparing you to be part of the solution to social and political challenges.

PPE students acquire knowledge and skills from all three disciplines, develop their ability to argue and write with clarity, style, and precision, and learn to synthesize and evaluate information.

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this major, you can tailor your studies to align with your interests and goals. Interested in working internationally? You can choose classes on human rights or international economics. Want to attend law school? You can take classes on the American legal system or the philosophy of law. In a capstone course during your senior year, you’ll bring together everything you have learned at a sophisticated level and apply it to current social problems.