UNLV PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMS
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
(Requirements for Philosophy Major)
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy:
Law & Justice Concentration
Minor in Philosophy
Philosophy, Law & Justice Minor
Philosophy: A Brief Guide for Under-graduates
from The American Philosophical Association
Be Employable, Study Philosophy:
An article from Salon, July 1, 2013, on how Philosophy is the discipline that teaches you how to think clearly, a gift that can be applied to just about any line of work.
Is Philosophy the Most Practical Major?:
An article from The Atlantic, October 16, 2011, on the practical value of majoring in Philosophy.
Philosophy is Back in Business:
An article from Bloomberg Businessweek, January 12, 2010, on how Philosophy offers a deeper, broader way of thinking to help guide companies through times made tougher by overspecialized experts.
In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined:
A piece from The New York Times, April 6, 2008, on the merits of majoring in Philosophy.
I Think, Therefore I Earn
A piece from The Guardian, November 19, 2007, on how Philosophy majors are "all the rage with employers".
What Can I Do with a Humanities Degree?
A useful site explaining the merits of a liberal arts education.
The Philosophy Major's Career Handbook
A Non-Academic Career?:
American Philosophical Association statistics concerning the career choices of American Ph.D.s
Philosophy Majors and Grad School Admissions Exams:
For students interested
in pursuing future graduate study, law school and business school, it bears
notice that undergraduates in philosophy tend to score highest on the GRE
(Graduate Record Exam), the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) and the GMAT
(Graduate Management Aptitude Test) Check out the cites below for pertinent
Best Majors for GRE Scores in 2013: Philosophy Dominates
Verbal vs. Mathematical Aptitude in Academics
Most disciplines have
their origins in philosophy and philosophy still
underlies them all. (The highest level degree one can attain in any academic discipline is a Ph.D., thereby becoming a Doctor of Philosophy in that subject.)
Even so, however,
certain questions are enduringly
philosophical. These are
peculiarly fundamental questions concerning the ultimate
nature of value, knowledge and reality.
general topics of human interest, including morality
and the good life, law and
the political life, god and the
sacred, good and bad reasoning, the nature of the mind, evidence, language, art and the beautiful.
learning how to listen and how to discuss. It involves
ideas and articulating thoughts in ways that others can follow.
It is little wonder,
therefore, that a degree in philosophy is not only valuable in
itself, but is also widely recognized as an excellent preparation for
careers in law, academia, medicine, and even business.
You needn't take our
word for it. Our fellow institutions concur. For more information, check out
the links to the left.