Department of Philosophy
Philosophy and Applied Philosophy
Learn skills that apply to everything
Philosophy will help you think and write critically—skills that are needed for any job you might apply for after college. Relevance is important in today’s world and philosophy will help you discern the importance of what is being said or written.
Philosophy majors discover many ways to get involved
Our majors are leaders on campus and look for ways to use their problem-solving skills in a variety of areas.
What can I do with a philosophy degree?
Philosophy provides all students with a necessary skill-set to succeed in a wide variety of careers: critical and analytical thinking, argumentative writing and detailed reading comprehension. Consider these facts:
- Students studying philosophy have the highest mean scores on the Verbal and Analytical Writing sections of the GRE.
- Philosophy better preps students for the GMAT than even a degree in business.
- With the exception of physics and mathematics majors, philosophy student scores surpass those of all other majors on the LSAT.
Employers and graduate schools want students who can think critically and write with precision. Simpson produces them.