Philosophy - FAQ's

What skills do I need to succeed?

Students interested in majoring in philosophy should be curious. If you want to know what is true and act for the good, philosophy is for you. Along the way, students will learn other skills, such as how to construct valid arguments, how to justify claims, and how to take responsibility for what one thinks, and how to embrace both humility and responsibility in discourse.


What will I learn?

Majors in philosophy will develop logic skills and be able to analyze various arguments in the many branches of philosophy. Students will also learn to compare and understand the interface between the different modes of human experience.


What opportunities are there for internships or other hands-on learning experiences?

Philosophy majors have opportunities to take internships with law offices, public service organizations, and many other area businesses. Further, philosophy majors have the opportunity to share their research at regional conferences and academic gatherings.


What are some possible entry-level careers with a degree in this field?

A major in philosophy is useful in a variety of professional fields where critical analysis and the communication of ideas is valued, including law, medicine, media, ministry, and other areas. The philosophy major is also good preparation for graduate study in a number of fields, including philosophy, religion, journalism, law, medicine, and business.


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