A major in philosophy teaches a student to understand human thought throughout history.  Philosophy encourages a student to be creative and think critically.  Some students use a philosophy major as preparation for law school. For more information, visit Career Services.

Sample Job Titles

  • Congressional Staff Member
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Legal Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Lawyer
  • Professor
  • Religious Education Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker

Useful Skills for Jobs in the Philosophy Field

  • Critical and logical thinking skills
  • Leadership
  • Strong research and management capabilities
  • Ability to present persuasive oral and written arguments