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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


The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors are Changing the World of Business:
An article from
The Huffington Post, March 5, 2014, on how Philosophy is might be the best major for students interested in a business career.

Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View':
An interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of
Plato at the Googleplex, from The Atlantic, February 27, 2014, on the significant--though often invisible--progress that philosophy has made.

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.

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 statistics:


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.


Philosophy thus investigates 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.


Studying philosophy requires learning how to listen and how to discuss. It involves sifting through 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.