Mac adds new majors, PPE latest addition

April 5, 2019 | 2:31 PM

Beginning next fall, MacMurray College will have three additional majors that students will be able to pursue. The College is bringing back chemistry and elementary education majors, and also adding PPE, philosophy, political science and economics.  

 “We are very excited by the opportunity to, once again, offer majors in elementary education and chemistry,” Dr. Beverly Rodgers, provost and vice president of academic affairs and student life, said. “We know that Illinois has a desperate need for elementary education teachers and we have had serious interest from high school students in becoming educators.”

With chemistry, Rodgers said that the college is “reinstating a major that has a long history of producing graduates who have gone on to very successful and productive work lives.” 

PPE is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary degree that analyzes the structure, philosophical and economic principles of modern society.

“PPE brings a unique major to campus,” Dr. Eric Berg, professor of philosophy, said. “It combines three disciplines into one powerful major that gives students a distinct advantage in the job market and being accepted to law school.”

Rodgers added, “These majors will enrich our campus exponentially.”

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