Why study philosophy?

Useful resources on the value of the liberal arts and pursuing a philosophy major.

What is Philosophy

Philosophy is both the study of the fundamental human questions and the exercise of clear reasoning. Specialized areas of philosophy give us deeper understanding of work in other disciplines. Philosophy also addresses contemporary issues, including environmental policy, ethical problems in business and medicine, movements for social justice, and the development of artificial intelligence.

Career Opportunities

Because the study of philosophy develops high-level analytical and communications skills, many different types of employers are interested in hiring philosophy majors. The major prepares students for graduate study and provides a foundation for careers in fields such as medicine, business, teaching, civil service, and law.

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