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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

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Investigate How Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Intersect with Our Bachelor of Science Online Degree

Liberty University offers an exciting online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). This program is designed for students who are curious about the world around them and want to understand how people think, governments work, and economies function. It combines insights from 3 powerful disciplines – philosophy, politics, and economics – to provide you with a comprehensive, well-rounded education. This program is delivered online, allowing you the flexibility to study from the comfort of your home at your own pace.

Liberty University is a place where you can grow both intellectually and spiritually. By choosing Liberty, you join a community committed to providing quality education in a Christian environment. Our faculty members are dedicated to helping you succeed and are always available to guide you. Our online platform offers engaging and interactive learning experiences, ensuring that you are never alone on your educational journey. Liberty University emphasizes values like integrity, excellence, and respect, which can help shape your character for a lifetime of meaningful service.

You may also be interested in our B.S. in Political Science degree program.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Bachelor’s in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics?

  • Growth of the American economy from the 18th century to the present
  • Historical, philosophical, and ethical claims of socialism and their continued failings, as played out in history, economics, and governance
  • Interaction between government, business, and labor with emphasis on the development of the modern business corporation
  • Methods for collecting data, discovering data patterns, and selecting appropriate forecasting techniques
  • Philosophical, political, and economic convictions that resulted in the American ideal and recognition of a divinely endowed right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

By completing this program, you can gain a robust understanding of the complexities of philosophy, politics, and economics. You can also be prepared to think critically, communicate effectively, and make informed decisions in various professional settings. Whether you aspire to work in government, business, law, or education, this unique blend of subjects can help equip you with the insights and expertise needed to succeed in your chosen field.

Potential Careers for Bachelor’s in PPE Graduates

  • Cultural liaison
  • Economic forecaster 
  • Non-governmental organization (NGO) worker
  • Nonprofit worker
  • Project coordinator
  • Public service worker

Benefits of Pursuing Your Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with Liberty University

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online PPE degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • You can complete this PPE major in as little as 3.5 years!

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training
120

Credit Hours

SACSCOC

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jun 24, 2024

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

“In the times in which we’re living today, Liberty University’s mission, the mission of training up a generation of Champions for Christ in literally every occupation, has never been more important.”

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

Ranked in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our Jerry Falwell Library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

An Online Education with On-Campus Benefits

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Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 9 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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