Associate Degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Understanding Human Systems


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Do you have a passion for economics and political science? Do the fields of philosophy, politics, and economics interest you? If so, Liberty’s University’s 100% online AA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) can help you develop the knowledge you need to pursue a career in the political arena or in social sciences.

Political institutions have always had a considerable influence on the lives of their citizens, and in recent years, this influence has grown. Knowledge of civil liberties, economics, and political philosophy is becoming more crucial than ever before. Liberty’s PPE degree online was designed to equip you with such knowledge and help you serve as a Champion for Christ in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, financial firms, or think tanks.

If you don’t want to start your career immediately after graduation, you may also consider using this program as a first step toward completing your bachelor’s degree. The AA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics can serve as a stepping stone into nearly any business or government bachelor’s degree at Liberty.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty, your success is our success, which is why we have worked hard to create one of the best online associate degrees in philosophy, economics, and political science. This degree program challenges students to think critically about how politics, market economies, and culture intersect.

This associate degree requires you to adapt an economic way of thinking and apply it to cultural, theological, political, and legal issues. Additionally, our professors boast experience in economic, legal, business, and government settings –⁠ allowing you to hear directly from experts in your area of study.

Our associate degree in philosophy, economics, and political science is no ordinary degree program. At Liberty, we Train Champions for Christ by integrating biblical principles into our courses. Don’t just become a leader in your field –⁠ become a principled, Christ-centered visionary whose work inspires others.

  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. You can rest assured that you’re earning your degree from an institution that has met rigorous accreditation standards and will be well-respected by employers.
  • Your professors have years of real-life experience in their fields. As a PPE major, you will have the opportunity to learn from experts in modern economics, political science, and philosophy.

Each of your courses is taught from an evangelical Christian perspective. Whether you’re writing a paper on American government, studying ethics and economics, or fulfilling an elective course requirement, biblical principles will be incorporated into your studies.

As a PPE major, you’ll be challenged to develop an understanding of the concepts and tools of economic analysis. You’ll also learn to apply social principles and economic theory to government, political, and legal settings. Lastly, you will examine the failures and moral dilemmas posed by socialism and Marxism.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to build a foundational knowledge of economics, political theory, and political philosophy. Stand out among your peers by starting your degree today!

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

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!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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

*Not applicable to certificates.