What Can I Do With A Philosophy Major?

Studying philosophy helps you develop versatile intellectual skills that provide an excellent preparation for many different careers.

Some philosophy majors continue to study philosophy at graduate school and go on to become professors. Many philosophy majors go to law school, where the ability to analyze and present arguments, which is central to philosophy, is a prerequisite for success.

More generally, the critical thinking and writing skills at which philosophy majors get extensive practice are invaluable in virtually any field, including government, education, and business.

Some students double major in philosophy and a second, more career-oriented discipline, such as business.