The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major acquaints students with the historical, conceptual, moral, and political foundations of the chief institutions and practices of our shared political and economic lives. These include private business, free markets, the rule of law, constitutions, institutions of democratic government, administrative agencies, educational institutions, and more. The major fosters the development of logical, quantitative, and analytic skills needed for clear thinking and effective communication. Using the fundamentals of economic, political, and philosophical analysis, students address political, economic, legal, and moral dimensions of social problems within a broad context of humanistic concerns. As a result, successful graduates should leave the program with a wide range of options involving the either more specialized study of philosophy, politics, or economics, or careers in, business, economics, law, or public service. The major requires 11 courses including an introductory lower-division course, a final capstone seminar, and a range of further courses in the three disciplines. Advisement for this major is done by the Philosophy Department.