Philosophy is a college major that will not directly lead to “Employment” in the field of Philosophy. However, being a philosophy major will prepare you for almost every career possible. It’s designed not to train you for a specific profession, but to train you to think logically as well as asymmetrically. Most Philosophy majors will go onto graduate school in any number of professions. Philosophy is a great college major for those who seek a traditional liberal arts education and environment.
"The philosophy department at Puget Sound introduces students to influential historical and vibrant contemporary philosophical work. In so doing the department stresses intellectual values traditionally associated with the study of philosophy: breadth of outlook, rigorous argumentation, imagination, consistency, systematicity, and the dialectical interplay of different minds."
(Provided By: The University of Puget Sound)
"Thinking carefully and critically through complex problems and concepts. Finding connections across disparate contexts. Hearing the ideas of others with patience and charity. Taking positions of your own, and offering reasons for them, that balance confidence and humility. Communicating your ideas in writing, as well as in discussion."
(Provided By: Beloit College)
"In our smaller intermediate and advanced courses, you will engage in close readings of texts, intense discussions of enduring questions in contemporary philosophy and critical analyses of influential and important arguments by famous philosophers such as Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant and Nietzsche...."
(Provided By: Agnes Scott College)
"By achieving the distinctive education goals of our degree programs, students set themselves up for success in graduate studies and/or careers in fields such as philosophy, theology, health care ethics, law, civil service, public policy, education, and ministry."
(Provided By: Azusa Pacific University)
"Through Hampshire's classes, students become versed in the work of philosophers representing a wide range of cultural and historical backgrounds, and develop abilities to analyze, articulate, construct, and criticize philosophical arguments."
(Provided By: Hampshire College)
"Philosophy helps us to pause and investigate the assumptions that underlie approaches to knowledge and value across fields. Whether pursuing a career in science, the arts, public service or business, the study of philosophy brings intellectual precision and a spirit of curiosity to more applied pursuits."
(Provided By: Oberlin College)
"In the philosophy major, you will engage with the writings of historic philosophers and connect their thinking to today's world. You will be challenged to read carefully, think critically and communicate clearly as your explore big questions with a Christian perspective. Whether you continue your education or enter the workforce upon graduation.."
(Provided By: John Brown University)
"Philosophy, the “love of wisdom,” leads us to ask questions about ourselves, our world and what may lie beyond. In pursuing these questions, students enhance their abilities in analysis, self-reflection, argumentation and communication. Students of philosophy have many options after graduation; philosophy is excellent training for careers in law, politics and business."
(Provided By: Wofford College)