Philosophy, Politics, & Economics



This certificate program provides students with important foundational knowledge of these three disciplines and more fully completes their understanding of these ideas. The program introduces students to the principal texts that define these disciplines based on direct and comprehensive readings of them rather than second or third-hand accounts or interpretations of the original texts.  See all of the requirements on the Undergraduate Certificates Page

Real World Application

Though individual career options will vary depending on a student's major, there is significant demand in the workforce for the skills developed in this program, particularly in fields relating to civil and criminal litigation as well as consitutional, corporate, commercial, business, and family law. 

Program Highlights

College Democrats

As a branch of the College Democrats of America, this organization works to engage students in local, state and national issues and elections through student volunteer work.

Pi Sigma Alpha

Join the only national honors society in the United States dedicated to students of political science.

Pre-Law Study Group

Prepare for a career in law or continued education in law school by attending conferences, lectures, panels and LSAT study sessions.

Study Abroad

Expose yourself to other cultures, learn new languages and enrich your college experience through international travel and study.

Alumni Advice

Jason Nelson

Tune in to watch Jason Nelson (BS JCOM Public Relations & Corporate Communication) discussing interviewing skills.

The Value of an Inclusive Education

Listen in as several alumni of color reflect on their time at USU and discuss its impact on their careers. Learn from their professional experiences to consider how multicultural education affects students at USU.

Young Alums Panel

Young alums give advice and information about career options post-graduation at our Alumni Lunch Series.

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.