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Connecting the insights of academic disciplines, Philosophy prepares an individual for many possible career paths. From a lawyer or political figure who attempts to enact laws which are just, to the business consultant who is interested in what his/her customers value most, Philosophy is engaged with the kinds of questions that can be applied to important problems.
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If you are interested in moving on to Graduate or Law School, studying Philosophy will allow you to learn the necessary critical thinking skills it takes to succeed.
Philosophy students have traditionally ranked better than other majors when it comes to the GRE. They typically perform best on the Verbal and Analytical sections while still being competitive in the Quantitative section (See right).
Philosophy majors are also highly ranked when it comes to the LSAT, being tied with Economics for best score.
Get more data on the correlation between major and GRE scores.
Critical thinking, the ability to stand back from a situation, idea, or belief and genuinely evaluate it, is at the very heart of Philosophy.
By nature, Philosophy includes critical thinking in the curriculum, allowing for deep and detailed discussions on both timeless and contemporary issues.
This method of practicing Philosophy promotes independent thinking, responsibility of beliefs, and analytical reasoning skills, which are very important to employers. A background in Philosophy may give you an edge over other candidates for a position as you are well practiced in evaluation and thinking critically.
Philosophy majors can look forward to a wide array of career options after college.
Some of these options include:
With a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, you will find yourself set on a path towards continued growth no matter what career you choose.
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