Declaring a PPE Major
SAS provides directions on how to begin the major declaration process. You should begin by having a conversation with your pre-major advisor who will, once a decision has been made about a major, change your worksheet from 'unofficial' to 'official.' We encourage you to meet with the Associate Director to find out more about PPE as you explore different majors.
Within PPE, declaring the major is a formal process and must be done in person and by appointment. To declare, you should make an appointment with the Associate Director and be prepared to fill out this form.
When to Declare:
When thinking about when to declare, we strongly recommend first taking at least a class in each of our central disciplines - philosophy, political science, economics, and psychology - so that you have a better sense of the kinds of perspectives that partially constitute the PPE major.
The major advisor is available to help you choose courses for your common foundation even before you become a major.
Approaching the Major:
The introductory courses in the Common Foundations provide important intellectual and interdisciplinary context for the intermediate courses in the Core and advanced courses in the Thematic Concentration. We strongly recommend completing the common foundations before moving onto the more advanced courses in the major.
Since PPE is a 16 cu major, we further strongly recommend completing the common foundations by the end of sophomore year.
You must speak with the major advisor before any courses can be considered for your advanced, thematic classes.