Katy Siddall '06
Internship In Washington D.C.
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Major and Minor
What many people don't know about philosophy is that it provides you with not only a broader view and understanding of the world, but equips you with the tools to be a change-agent in whatever you choose to do. Learn to think critically, write creatively and work through the importance of what is being said or written.
You will explore and understand the manner in which philosophy aids in the study of all other disciplines and in the endeavor to formulate and resolve practical problems in contemporary society and culture.
What does it mean to lead an ethical life? This is the fundamental question the course is designed to help you answer. In order to help you reflect on the nature of an ethical life and determine how you should live such a life, we will investigate how a variety of philosophers have (and continue to) answer this question.
Get started with an internship. Simpson's location close to the Des Moines metro area provides you with many opportunities. Recent internship experiences have included the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Dwolla and the Center for Rural Affairs in the state of Nebraska.
Continue on to the workforce. Our graduates have gotten jobs in a variety of fields including business, medicine, law, communications and public policy. Employers value this versatile degree as graduates have a deeper and more critical understanding of themselves, their values and the philosophies competing for their allegiance.
Graduate schools are eager to accept Simpson graduates. Philosophy majors have studied at Clemson University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri in Columbia and Penn State, to name a few.
Take a look at the unique opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom, that the Department of Philosophy has to offer.
Simpson Success Stories
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Stephen Henrich '13
Because of Simpson College I’ve had the opportunity to conduct extensive undergraduate research all four years that I have been here.Read This Story
Allie Walker '12 and Rawley Butler '13
We were aware of the struggles we were going through and made us feel that we weren’t alone. Simpson is a small school, so there is a personal element to every interaction we’ve had at the school. We never felt like a number when we were at Simpson.Read This Story