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Dr. James Stover
Department Coordinator
Email: jstover@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-4428

Department of Political & Economical Philosophy


Whether preparing for a career in law, business or government, a degree in political and economic philosophy (PEP) provides a competitive edge. PEP is a unique major focusing on topics in the intersection of political science, economics and philosophy. You will be encouraged and guided in an exploration of each of these disciplines to understand how their connections affect ethics, law and public policy.

Why choose Wheeling Jesuit University?

PEP is a premium program for those considering law school. Our students have been accepted into prestigious law schools at the University of Pennsylvania, Washington and Lee University, The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and the University of Dayton, among others.

What separates PEP from other programs is its interdisciplinary approach to understanding and engaging the challenges of the 21st century. The concentrations of philosophy, political science and economics, first synchronized in a program at Oxford University, have shown up to similar programs at such places as the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, the University of Notre Dame and as far away as Peking University. As a PEP major at Wheeling Jesuit you will continue in this proven tradition. In your study of philosophy, you will develop the logical and analytical rigor necessary for clear and ethical reasoning. Studying political science, you will discover a deeper understanding of our political institutions and the challenges of governance. Studying economics will provide you with a framework for interpreting the private and public allocation of resources in a global economy.

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