The Politics-History-Economics program prepares students for careers in a range of fields. Contact us if you have questions about how PHE can prepare you for work in your chosen field.
Politics and Public Service
PHE courses give you an in-depth understanding of the policy issues governments deal with on a daily basis. Internships and off-campus study provides you with hands-on experience in the public sector, not to mention great networking opportunities. See John, Melinda, and Mychele's stories.
The PHE program helps you gain a thorough knowledge of the political and economic structures that underlie issues of injustice in our world, and a biblically-based understanding of God’s call to us to work for justice. See Trixie's story.
The PHE program’s focus on real-life issues provides excellent background knowledge for journalists who need to be familiar with current events in public life and the historical factors and ideas that lie behind them. See Lewis and Steven's stories.
Doing business faithfully requires an understanding of the political and economic context within which business functions. What you learn in the PHE program shapes your business activities in a way that contributes to the common good. See Andrew's story.
Whether you dream of a job with a small non-profit organization or one of the major international institutions, the PHE program equips you with an ability to apply key development ideas and theories to real-life international issues. See Lisa, Loralee, Geoff, and Jason's stories.
Our economics courses are focused on helping you use economic theory to understand and address real-life economic challenges and issues, preparing you for a career in economic research and policy-making. See Kim's story.
Your understanding of the social, economic, and political factors that contribute to poverty and injustice gives you an essential background for working with the poor and vulnerable. See Maia's story.
The interdisciplinary nature of the PHE program and its focus on issues of public justice provide excellent preparation for further studies in Law, as well as a number of other graduate programs. Several of our alumni have completed, or are currently in, Law programs.
The PHE program is excellent preparation for teaching at the elementary or high school level, with a teachable major in Social Studies.
Small classes allow PHE students to work closely with professors who guide and direct your research. Many PHE courses involve substantial research projects, allowing you to hone your skills and receive constructive feedback. See Daniel and Janneka's stories.
It’s not a career in itself (usually!), but many PHE students have been accepted into graduate programs to prepare them further for a variety of career opportunities. So far, this includes programs in Public Policy, Law, International Affairs, Community Development, Public Administration, Journalism, and Contemporary Ethics.