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Online BS in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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120 Credits

100% Online Classes

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  • Duration 2-4 years
  • Cost per Credit $411
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Flexible online courses
  • No application fee
  • Transfer up to 96 credits
  • Spring, summer and fall start dates

A Versatile Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

Turn your passion for helping others into a fulfilling career with the online PPE degree from Spring Hill College. Built on a Jesuist, Catholic liberal arts foundation, the program draws from the concepts of logic, justice and political theory and enables you to realize your potential as a changemaker.

Spring Hill’s online classes make it easy to schedule courses around your life. Whether you’re looking to immediately enter the workforce or further your education, the diverse curriculum will put you in full command of your career.

Broaden Your Horizons With a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

When you graduate with an online PPE degree, you are prepared to succeed in a variety of roles that serve the public and improve society. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for political scientists is projected to grow 6% from 2019 to 2029.1 You could become a lawyer, consultant, journalist or a host of other fulfilling career choices based on your strengths and goals.

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Flexible PPE Curriculum

The online BS in Philosophy, Politics and Economics curriculum prepares graduates for a diverse set of careers. Only five of the 15 PPE core courses are required, and the rest of your 60 hours of general education curriculum is up to you. You’ll be able to acquire a broad set of skills to match your personal interests and career goals.

Course Highlights:

  • ECO 434: International Trade and Finance
  • PHL 210: Ethics
  • PHL 350: Philosophy of Law
  • POL 324: Public Policy
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Online Bachelor’s in Philosophy, Politics and Economics Admissions Requirements

Transfer up to 96 credits

Rolling admissions

To apply for the online BS in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Spring Hill College, fill out the free application. With rolling admissions you can start in the fall, spring or summer. Here’s what you’ll need:

A completed online application
High school transcripts or any other transcripts from college credit already received 

Starting the application process is easy, and with no fee, you can apply with no risk.regular copy if needed

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An Affordable Bachelor’s in Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program

$411 per credit

$49,320 total tuition

Spring Hill College is committed to making your education affordable. Advance your career, boost your earning potential and earn back your investment.

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What You’ll Learn

Spring Hill College’s online BS in Philosophy, Politics and Economics program boasts a diverse curriculum that provides you with a well-rounded, professional skill set. You’ll learn to compose and evaluate arguments in ethics and politics, use quantitative methods in economics and statistics, and develop an aptitude for business profitability.

Program Outcomes

Faculty Spotlight

Thomas Metcalf

Dr. Thomas Metcalf, Associate Professor

Dr. Thomas Metcalf is Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program and an associate professor at Spring Hill College. Dr. Metcalf completed his master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His published work includes articles in philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, metaethics, social-and-political philosophy, and philosophy of education.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Metcalf serves as Faculty Director of Assessment and Institutional Research. He also serves as co-editor and frequent contributor to the online open education-resource, 1000-Word Philosophy. His recently published articles include a defense of philosophy courses as general-education requirements, an examination of the philosophical implications of the existence of laws of nature, and a proposal for a policy to reduce gun violence in a way compatible with the Second Amendment. He regularly presents at colloquia for the American Philosophical Association and serves as president of the Alabama Philosophical Society. At Spring Hill College, he chairs the Curriculum Committee, the Curricular Processes Committee, and the CX Power Users’ Group.

Dedicated, Expert Faculty

Our experienced and attentive faculty have a passion for helping adult learners reach their career potential. By sharing their expertise, our instructors are deeply invested in ensuring each student succeeds.

  • Mentorship and support through the program
  • Personalized attention

A Flexible Online PPE Degree

When you attend Spring Hill College, you’re steeped in a curriculum designed specifically with adult learners in mind. The flexible and affordable online courses help you earn your degree and advance your career without disrupting your work-life balance.

  • Full-time and part-time options
  • Asynchronous format — listen to lectures and complete coursework on your time
  • Dedicated and attentive faculty
  • Valuable applied-learning and fieldwork opportunities
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Answers To Common Questions

Explore the FAQ to get more in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

You can earn your degree in as little as two years based on the number of transfer credits you have approved.

The total estimated tuition is $47,880.

Yes, Spring Hill College accepts up to 96 transfer credits with program director acceptance.

Spring Hill College offers rolling admissions so you can apply throughout the year and join us for our spring, summer or fall terms — whatever fits your schedule!

There are six start dates — two in the spring, two in the summer and two in the fall — so you can organize your classes so that they fit your work and life schedule.