WHY MAJOR IN PHILOSOPHY?

WHY NOT?


The only really good reason to major in philosophy is that you love the subject.

The only really good reason not to major in it is that you don't.

OK, BUT WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY?

First, remember that there is a huge difference between getting a degree and getting a job.

If you think that philosophy isn't a practical major, consider the following:


None this proves that if you major in Philosophy you will ace these exams, but it gives you good reason to think it won't hurt! You might wonder why is it that philosophy majors do so well on such a wide range of tests.  The simple answer is that the things you will learn and the  skills you will master studying philosophy will be useful no matter what you do.

Skills such as these allow a person with a background in philosophy to take on new responsibilities and to adapt to new careers more readily than those whose training has been tightly focused on very narrowly defined career goals. To get the best of both worlds, a number of our majors minor in fields more obviously connected to the careers they intend to pursue.