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PHILOSOPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE/ECONOMICS (PPE)

PPE is an interdisciplinary major with concentrations in the areas of philosophy, political science, and economics. This major is patterned after a very successful program at the University of Oxford, which has produced many international leaders (such as Justice Stephen Breyer, and many others). Recently it has been described as “the degree that runs Britain” In following this Oxford model, students will learn about the functions of government, the nature of justice, and the foundations of economic policy. These are essential knowledge areas for anyone who is interested in a career in servant leadership, whether it involves working with public policy, the legal system, or private corporations. A full listing of degree requirements can be found in the university catalog.

Student Success

Our graduates have a proven track record of success at OCU Law. Most graduates who have attended OCU Law have ranked in the top 10% of their class. Graduates who have chosen to complete a fourth year of undergraduate studies have been admitted to prestigious law schools and graduate schools. This makes the PPE major an excellent choice regardless of what your future plans may be.

  • Our PPE students typically rank in the top tier of their graduating Oklahoma City University School of Law class and serve on the Law Review and moot court teams.
  • On average, PPE students have received $20,000 per year in scholarships to attend OCU School of Law and retained those scholarships contingent upon maintaining good standing and full-time enrollment.
  • OCU School of Law had an employment rate of over 92% in 2015 and has been ranked in the top 25% of all law schools nationwide for the employment rate of its graduates.
  • People who complete a JD degree earn, on average, a million dollars more over the course of their lifetime than those with only a bachelor’s degree.
  • OCU School of Law offers two joint degree programs that allow for flexible career pathways: a JD/MBA and a JD/Master’s in Non-Profit Leadership.
  • OCU School of Law offers the only part-time JD program in the state so students can work full-time while earning their law degree. The PPE major puts students on the fast track to the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Participants in the PPE can qualify to complete their combined B.A. and J.D. degrees in only six years rather than the usual seven. This results in significant tuition savings.

To qualify for early admission to OCU Law, participants must complete the course requirements of the PPE major. They will receive their B.A. degrees after successfully completing their first year of law school.

PPE students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and an LSAT score of 155 or higher are guaranteed admission to the OCU School of Law. Other PPE students will receive a preference in admission to the School of Law over applicants from other undergraduate institutions.

The PPE major puts students on the fast track to the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Incoming Freshmen in the PPE program can qualify to complete their combined B.A. and J.D. degrees in only six years rather than the usual seven. This results in significant tuition savings. To qualify for early admission to OKCU Law, participants must complete the course requirements of the PPE degree. They will receive their B.A. degrees after successfully completing their first year of law school.

PPE students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and an LSAT score of 155 or higher are guaranteed admission to the OKCU School of Law. Other PPE students will receive a preference in admission to the School of Law over applicants from other undergraduate institutions.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for the PPE at Oklahoma City University, incoming freshmen must satisfy any one of the following requirements:

  • A composite ACT score of 27 or higher
  • A combined SAT score of 1280 or higher
  • A high school cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). In addition, international students must have an internet-based TOEFL (IBT) score of 100 or higher

How to Apply

  • Complete the university application for admission.
  • Submit the required documents to complete your application. Please include your resume.
  • Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and you should be notified of decisions within two to three weeks following the completion of your admissions application pending any missing documents or need for additional review.

Transfer students in the PPE Major can qualify for preferred admission to the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Rose State College students should review the articulation agreement to determine which courses are needed for the PPE major. 

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for the PPE major for Transfer Students, you must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). In addition, international students must have an internet-based TOEFL (IBT) score of 100 or higher.

How to Apply

  • Complete the university application for admission
  • Submit the required documents to complete your application. Please include your resume.
  • Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and you should be notified of decisions within two to three weeks following the completion of your admissions application pending any missing documents or need for additional review.

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