Mount Allison University announces new academic program
8/29/2013 9:58:53 AM

mount allison philosophyPhilosophy, Politics, and Economics the only program of its kind east of Ontario

Current and future Mount Allison University students can enroll in a new program unique in the Maritimes. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) is one of only three such programs in Canada, and the only undergraduate program of its kind offered east of Ontario.

Based on the renowned University of Oxford model, the PPE program is highly individualized and allows students to bring together three fundamental disciplines — philosophy, politics, and economics. Courses in the PPE program are drawn from all three disciplines, with special topics courses offered in upper years.

Students will take many of the required courses during their first two years, giving them greater flexibility to tailor the curriculum to their specific interests during their third and fourth years.

“The establishment of the PPE program draws on so many of Mount Allison’s strengths, our small class sizes, our commitment to undergraduate excellence in and outside the classroom, and our personal and engaging student learning environment,” says University provost and vice-president, academic and research Dr. Karen Grant. “I wish to congratulate our faculty members on this new program and look forward to welcoming students to explore this new opportunity Mount Allison has to offer.”

Dr. Roopen Majithia, head of Mount Allison’s philosophy department, agrees. “The three departments of philosophy, politics and economics are very pleased to be able to offer the new PPE program at Mount Allison. This challenging program will offer our students a customized, multidisciplinary yet integrated perspective of the world that will help them navigate their way through it.”

PPE programs prepare students for many career paths including; banking and finance, politics, journalism and broadcasting, law, industry, teaching, social work, accountancy, business management, management consultancy, advertising and the many branches of the public services, including civil and diplomatic services and local government.

Classes for the 2013-14 academic year begin Tuesday, September 3. For more information about academics and admission to Mount Allison please visit

Photo caption: Mount Allison University philosophy professor and department head Dr. Roopen Majithia leads a philosophy seminar. The University has introduced a new program, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), based on the renowned University of Oxford model for this fall.