What Can I Do With a Major in Philosophy?
One degree, unlimited possibilities...
Students who major in philosophy have more options – and more attractive options – than people often realize. Some philosophy majors will go on to make a living as philosophers, but many more work in industry, government or education. They become lawyers, doctors, administrators, teachers, diplomats, consultants, bankers, managers and business owners.
Employers seek candidates who can think critically, present clear arguments, identify essential points and solve problems. Because of the rigorous nature of the discipline, students of philosophy develop a mastery of these skills – putting them at the top of the list for a variety of career opportunities
Why Should I Study Philosophy?
Philosophy means, literally, the love of wisdom. The ideas within philosophy teach more than just content – they teach how to think about all manner of issues: from spotting logical fallacies in a politician's rhetoric to pondering life's deepest questions. Science and technology may offer us great power, but they don't offer the wisdom of how to use that power. How should we direct our efforts as humans? What does it take to be truly happy? How should I live my life? These questions, and more, are fundamental to philosophy.