Our program at Belmont Abbey College is based on the Oxford PPE program that has produced many presidents, prime ministers, and other world leaders. Our program is ideal for future political leaders as well as future lawyers, as philosophy majors score highest (and economics majors third highest) on the LSAT. But many PPE majors will find their vocations in finance, consulting, and business. The three disciplines (philosophy, politics, and economics) together provide the skills to succeed in graduate school and to climb organizational ladders, and typically provide better salaries than business majors.
- From its beginnings at the University of Oxford, the PPE model has spread to many of the top colleges in the English-speaking world. Belmont Abbey College offers the first PPE program in the Charlotte area.
- In Philosophy, we focus on the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions, in dialogue with modern thinkers such as Locke, Rousseau, Mill, and Nietzsche.
- In Politics, we focus on both Classical and American polity.
- In Economics, we introduce you to the breadth of economic thought, including the Chicago Neoclassical, the Post-Keynesian, and the Austrian schools of economics.