Mason's PPE program is a concentration, meaning that it is something students pursue within the context of a traditional major. There are four options: the BA in Philosophy, the BA in Government and International Politics, the BA in Economics, and the BS in Economics.
No matter what a student's major, the PPE program is structured in the same way. It combines traditional courses in each of the three disciplines with a set of core courses that cover topics in the intersection of philosophy, political science, and economics, and which adopt a robustly interdisciplinary approach. The program culminates in a capstone course that integrates insights from the entire program.
|Advanced Topics in Social and Political Philosophy||Current Issues in Economic Policy||Game Theory and Economics of Institutions, or Public Choice, of Law and Economics, of Austrian Economics|
|Philosophy of Law, or Ethics and Economics||Constitutional Interpretation||Intermediate Microeconomics|
|Modern or Contemporary Political Theory||Classical Political Theory||Contemporary Macroeconomic Principles|
|Philosophy of the Natural or Social Sciences||Introduction to American Government||Contemporary Microeconomic Principles|