A broad range of career options
Many students are drawn to philosophy, but some wonder if it’s a practical choice. Instead of focusing on one set career path, however, philosophy majors learn to analyze complex ideas – which hones critical thinking skills – and they learn to communicate. Many top employers prize the analytical and creative problem solving skills philosophy majors cultivate.
We recently interviewed philosophy alumni who are working in public policy, advertising, higher education, entrepreneurship, creative writing and more.
As one alumnus put it, “People ask what they can do with a philosophy degree. I – without a hint of sarcasm – say ‘anything,’ because you truly can. The backbone of it is critical thinking, and that can be applied to anything.”