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Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law

University of Richmond
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Richmond
English
University of Richmond

Program description

Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law

The major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, or PPEL, provides an interdisciplinary course of study with a focus on normative questions of law and public policy.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Theory and Public Policy
  • Law and Social Order
  • Rational Choice and Political Theory
  • Selected Topics in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law
  • Individual Internship
  • Independent Study
  • PPEL Capstone Seminar
  • Summer Undergraduate Research

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.

Qualification

Skills You Will Gain as a PPEL Major

  • Critical thinking
  • Writing effectively
  • Understanding complex problems
  • Linking specific issues to broad concepts
  • Public speaking
  • Conceptualizing /implementing research projects

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University of Richmond

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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www.richmond.edu

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