What can you do with a philosophy degree?
The study of philosophy is its own reward. It deepens and intensifies engagement with fundamental questions regarding the self, others, and the world that arise in everyday life. But the study of philosophy also offers great practical rewards. It cultivates skills in clear thinking, writing, logical criticism, and it increases the power and discipline of the imagination.
Studying philosophy is excellent preparation for graduate study, professional school, seminary, and any career path in which clear thought and expression are valued. The scores of philosophy majors on the GRE, the LSAT, and the GMAT are among the highest of any major. According to a recent study, those who have only a bachelor's degree in philosophy see their salaries grow at a faster rate than do majors from any other discipline.
The Department of Philosophy teaches relevant lessons in the classroom, in informal discussion, and through various student activities. While these opportunities enrich the experience of philosophy students, some activities are also open to all students who are interested in philosophical pursuits.