Careers in Philosophy
Philosophy undergraduate majors develop certain types of skills and are better suited for particular occupations.
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Prospects for Philosophy Graduates
Many philosophy undergraduate majors continue their education in pursuit of a higher degree. Frequently these students attend law school or go on for their Ph.D, which enables them to work in academia. You will also find a growing number entering medical school.
Are you concerned about the "pay value" of a degree in Philosophy? Read this report! Philosophy ranks 45 out of 129 majors in terms of median starting pay for someone with a bachelor's degree ($39,700) as well as median mid-career pay ($78,300). Philosophy ranks above Biology, and well above Anthropology, Communications, English, Psychology, and even Business!
Skills You Develop
Our undergraduate program provides an exceptional background and allows you to excel in numerous occupations. These skills include:
List of Possible Occupations
|Business Executive||Legal Assistant|
|Campaign Worker||Legislative Aide|
|Computer Scientist||Non-profit Advocate|
|Congressional Aide||Public Policy/Government|
|Cultural Resource Mgr||Researcher|
|Foreign Service Officer||Systems Analyst|
|Human Resources Officer||Think Tank Specialist|