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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Politics/Philosophy/Economics, BA

Combined major offered by the Department of Economics, College of Business and Economics, the Department of Political Science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Philosophy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

83 credits


A multidisciplinary major designed to provide a solid grounding in disciplines that are critical to decision making and leadership in economic, political and social service institutions.

Admission and Declaration Process

Students planning to major in Politics/Philosophy/Economics should declare their major as early as possible, preferably their first year at Western. Completion of the CBE foundation courses is not required to declare this combined major in economics.

Admission to programs in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) is selective and based upon prior academic performance and other evidence of high promise. For admission to CBE as a full Economics major, a student must meet the following requirements: 1) Confirmed admission to Western Washington University 2) Achieved a 2.5 cumulative college GPA (including transfer work).

Students apply for admission to the major by completing the online application form at: http://www.cbe.wwu.edu/College/Applications.asp  

Students will also need to meet the admission and declaration requirements of the Department of Political Science and the Department of Philosophy.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.