Buffalo, NY 14260-4150
Director, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program
PSC 200 Empirical Political Science
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics OR PSC 102 Introduction to International Politics OR PSC 103 Introduction to Comparative Politics
PHI 342 Political Philosophy
One of the following:
PPE Core Skills:
PHI 185 Model-Based Reasoning
One Course in Game Theory:
One of the following Policy and Change Courses:
One of the following Political Economy Courses:
Students must select and complete 4 courses from a single Thematic Domain: Local, National or Global. Courses must be from at least two different departments, and three of the four courses must be completed at the 300/400 level. See below for a list of course options. Please note that some courses require prerequisites.
Thematic Domain Areas and Elective Options:
Local Domain Courses:
National Domain Courses:
Senior Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA majors may apply for the honors program if they have an overall GPA of 3.000 or higher, have a GPA of 3.250 or higher in their philosophy courses (including at least 2 advanced courses taken at UB), and have already completed at least 50% of the requirements for their major.
Students may also complete their major “with distinction” if their final program GPA is at least 3.250, “with high distinction” if their final PPE GPA is at least 3.500, and “with highest distinction” if their final PPE GPA is at least 3.750.
|Credits Required for Major||47|
|Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum||36|
|Additional Credits Required for Electives||37|
|Total Credits Required for Degree||120|
Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.
See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.
Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.