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Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

King’s models its Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major on Oxford University’s program. The result is a Christian curriculum rooted in the great ideas and works of Western Civilization that shapes strong, principled, historically-informed leaders. 

LEADERS NEED GREAT IDEAS. FIND THEM HERE.

The King’s College's Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major teaches students the fundamental principles of the three disciplines with a strong theological bent in order to develop influential leaders. Oxford University created the first Politics, Philosophy, and Economics degree in 1920. Since then, more than two dozen colleges and universities have adopted the idea and developed their own versions of the degree. The King’s College's PPE program takes its inspiration from this tradition, but with its own Kingsian bent.

We study works in politics, from Plato’s Republic to the writings of statesmen like John Adams and Abraham Lincoln. We read Augustine and Anselm, Friedman and F.A. Hayek. Our graduates begin their careers in corporations, institutions, and think tanks worldwide. 

curriculum

FIRST, WE READ. THEN, WE LEAD.

Students build a foundation by studying the Core Curriculum, then move on to intensive, challenging courses designed to address historical and contemporary ideas in all three disciplines. 

In Politics, we examine foundational questions raised by Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics, then explore the American political tradition, reading thinkers, exploring history, and discovering the works of literature that shaped both their ideas and the consequences. In Philosophy, we study the metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of the major philosophers in a historical sequence. In Economics, we study two broad themes: how market participants make choices on the basis of expected costs and benefits, and how markets coordinate these choices through fluctuating prices. 

Upperclassmen study advanced theories of the Enlightenment, American culture and society, and global human rights issues, including American civil rights, and form positions on morality in commerce and politics that influence global patterns today and in the future. 

Study the great works of philosophy, politics, and economics wherever you are

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faculty

The Politics, Philosophy, and Economics faculty is comprised of full-time professors who have distinguished themselves in their fields and visiting and adjunct professors who work in challenging and influential positions.

    careers

    LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE.

    The Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major at King’s prepares students for a wide variety of career paths. Students study persuasive writing and speaking, helping them not just have ideas, but present them winsomely. Combined with the opportunities for internships in New York City, students are prepared to begin meaningful work upon graduation.

    Our PPE majors enter into graduate school, take positions at research institutes, and write and speak about values of honor, truth, and integrity. Alumni share important ideas and produce useful work at public, private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations.

    real-world success

    79% of King's graduates completed an internship as an undergraduate.

    popular internships

    Acton Institute
    International Business Times
    New York Historical Society
    New Jersey Family Policy Council
    Socrates in the City

    what employers are saying:

    “As the Markets Editor for International Business Times I have been delighted with the quality of our intern from The King’s College. The intern who came to us from TKC was well-prepared to contribute to and benefit from the digital journalism we practice. As a result of our intern’s competence and ambition a job was offered and accepted, and our team of financial journalists is the better for it. I look forward to future opportunities of working with more interns from The King’s College.”
    -Mike O., Senior Editor, Money, International Business Times

    careers
    • Think Tank Researcher
    • Legislative Assistant
    • Journalist
    • Speech Writer
    • Senator
    • Economist
    • Theological Writer
    • Lobbyist
    • Campaign Manager
    • Political Consultant
    • Lawyer
    • Judge
    • Divinity School Student
    • High School Teacher
    • Editorial Assistant
    • Program Development Officer
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