Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kinds of jobs do PPE students obtain?
2. Can I double major in PPE and another subject?
3. Are there any mathematical prerequisites for majoring in PPE?
4. What is your policy for CGS courses?
5. Is there a minimum grade for courses to be counted towards the major? Can I take classes Pass/Fail?
6. What is the Capstone requirement?
1. A section on careers after graduating with a PPE major may be found here.
2. Yes, PPE students have successfully double-majored in PPE and almost every other conceivable department in the arts and sciences at Penn; have double-majored or minored at the Wharton School; and have earned joint B. A./ M. A. degrees from many of Penn's graduate and professional schools.
3. We want to ensure that our students have, at the very least, some exposure and rudimentary training to rigorous analytical training. This is implemented by having our students complete the non-credit bearing part of the major, called the rigorous reasoning requirement.
5. Yes, the student must have a grade of C or better. On unusual occasions, the Associate Director may use discretion to relax this threshold, but no lower than C- will ever be accepted. For this same reason, students cannot take a class Pass/Fail for it to count towards the major. However, it is possible that mathematical prerequisites necessary for specific classes may be taken Pass/Fail. To investigate this, please contact the individual departments offering the class that requires the prerequisite.
6. Please see this page.