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PHE at King's

The Politics-History-Economics (PHE) major is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for service in the public sphere. If you are interested in politics, public service, social justice, economic policy, journalism, international development, business, or social service, this is the program for you! The PHE program is an excellent foundation for further study in law, education, and a variety of graduate programs.

Why study three disciplines in one degree? We believe an understanding of public life requires an integrated knowledge of all three areas. The result is a unique, interdisciplinary perspective on public life--local, national, and international.

The 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Politics-History-Economics (PHE) provides an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in this perspective and prepare themselves for service in the public sphere. The PHE program is also excellent pre-professional preparation for further studies in Law or Education.

"The flexibility of the program and the courses allowed me to focus on development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa, which definitely came in handy when what I had learned in class and in books came to life during a six-month CIDA internship in The Gambia.

The PHE degree and its broad interdisciplinary nature was a springboard into further work and education opportunities that will prove to be invaluable in training me for work on the international stage. Further, the PHE course-work, faculty, and broader King's environment, taught me about the intrinsic call to social justice within the Christian life, and challenged me to work for Shalom in our economic and political systems in this often broken world.”
-Lisa DeMoor, Graduate

King's also offers a concentration in Economics and Politics in the 4-year Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, 3 and 4-year Bachelor of Arts degrees in History, and minors in all three disciplines. 

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