Philosophy is the foundation for all other disciplines. As the questions are narrowed and the research tools become more refined, they break off into the more specialized disciplines we are familiar with today. In this way, philosophy aims at clarity of thought, constructing methods of justification, and the ability to communicate ideas
What careers can this major prepare you for?
Studies show that philosophy majors score significantly higher on the LSAT, GMAT, and GRE. Also philosophy majors have one of the highest acceptance rates for medical school compared to other undergraduate majors. Students go on to Masters and PhD programs in Philosophy, but many philosophy majors choose careers in other areas such as: Pre-college teaching, Health and medicine, Law and criminal justice, Public relations, Government (e.g. FBI), Non-profit Organizations, Global Development, Managerial work in business and public sector, Consulting, Publishing, Editing, Research, Library and Information Services.
What skills are developed within this major?
Skills developed within this major include: critical thinking, writing, complex problem solving, clear and concise communication, agility of mind, and the capacity for continued new learning.