Program Information

School: Mount Allison University
Faculty: Faculty of Social Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Philosophy
Political Economy
Description: The PPE program offers students the opportunity of a multidisciplinary immersion in the problems of action and reflection which shape the human world. Philosophy, politics, and economics share in common a foundational concern with the abundant and widely varying ideas of what is good for human beings and the challenges that arise from attempts at realizing and reconciling these different ideas of the good in practice. Each discipline develops this concern from a conceptually and historically distinct standpoint.

The study of philosophy teaches students to reflect on fundamental questions about nature, human experience, and our responsibility to others. The study of economics consists of examining the decisions of participants in economic systems to discover regularities of behaviour in the expectation that through this better understanding society will be able to remedy undesirable results and achieve better ones. The study of politics is concerned with the nature and workings of power, state and government; the rights and duties of citizenship; the limits and possibilities of collective political action; and the social, economic, and cultural formations that shape the life of the political community. The PPE program brings these three areas of study together in one multidisciplinary program designed to balance prescriptive dimensions of the theoretical enterprise with descriptive ones that are grounded in empirical considerations, such that graduates of the program are broadly educated to consider complex contemporary concerns.

URL: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Mount Allison University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,295
International: $17,600

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Completion of Grade 12 with generally at least four other university-preparatory courses (with a minimum grade of 65% in each) are required. University-preparatory courses in mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and sciences are strongly recommended.