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Political and Economic Philosophy(PEP)

Why have an interdisciplinary major?

This major is for students who like philosophy and want to prepare for a career in law, business or government. Students who major in PEP desire to understand the big picture of how philosophy, business and politics combine to define our nation and the diverse global society.

What can I do with a PEP major?

It is the most popular major for Wheeling Jesuitís pre-law students. Over the past 12 years, nearly every single PEP major who applied to law school was accepted. The average cumulative grade point average is approximately 3.5/4. Almost 50% of all PEP majors who go to law school receive full or partial tuition scholarship offers. PEP is a proven formula for success for pre-law students.

Besides pre-law, PEP majors tend to know that they will go on to graduate or professional schools. PEP majors have received Ph.D.ís in economics, MBAís, and masters degrees in public administration, political science, human resource management and business finance.

What are the advantages of a PEP major at Wheeling Jesuit?

As an interdisciplinary major, PEP is very flexible. PEP majors frequently take a double major or one or two other minors. The PEP faculty work very closely with individual students to make sure that they can study what they need and want to fulfill their ambitions.

If you aim to become a successful professional in law, business, government or politics, the unique PEP major is right for you.


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