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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Philosophy?"

Why Major in Philosophy?

Students who complete a major in Philosophy will use the knowledge and skills obtained to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major writings of the eminent philosophers of the classical period and the modern period (16-18th century).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how philosophical ideas have evolved through the history of philosophy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major theories of ethics (such as virtue ethics, consequentialism, utilitarianism, deontological ethics, etc.) as well as the writings of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, etc.
  • Demonstrate practical competence in applying the techniques of formal and informal logic for evaluating arguments.

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Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

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Affiliated Organizations

American Association of Philosophy Teachers
American Philosophical Association
Society for Women in Philosophy
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Four-Year Academic Plan

Philosophy Major, B.A. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Jessica Johnson
Career Development Coordinator