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Valuable Skills
Leave your preconceptions at the door! Philosophy delivers highly marketable, highly transferable skills. If your ideal career requires thinking, talking, or writing, we'll help you prepare. Bertrand Russell: "The Value of Philosophy"

Be Employable: Study Philosophy

The discipline teaches you how to think clearly, a gift that can be applied to any line of work.

The Power of the Liberal Arts Major

If you're getting a liberal arts degree, here's a piece of welcome news: you're actually in more demand than those who are getting finance and accounting degrees.

Degrees that Pay You Back

Your parents might have worried when you chose philosophy as a major. But a year-long survey of 1.2 million people shows that graduates in philosophy (Wall Street Journal) earned 103.5% more about 10 years post-commencement.

The Rise in Stock of Philosophy Graduates

Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show philosophy graduates are in growing demand from employers.

The Management Myth

Most of management theory is inane, writes the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead.

Why Some M.B.A.s are Reading Philosophy

Courses like "Why Capitalism?" push students to ponder business in a broader context, and address a common complaint of employers, who say recent graduates are trained to solve single problems but miss the big picture.

Study of Philosophy Makes Gains Despite Economy

In an era in which chronic unemployment seems to demand hard skills, some students are turning to an ancient study that they say prepares them not for a job, but for the multiple jobs they expect to hold during their lifetimes.

Philosophy Rules the GRE

Thinking about graduate school? Add up the three sections: Philosophy majors have the highest overall score on the GRE.

Philosophy Rocks the GMAT

How about business school? Philosophy majors outperform majors in economics, statistics, finance, accounting, etc.

Philosophy Owns the LSAT

Need that J.D.? Philosophy is a better bet than political science, pre-law, and anything starting with "business."

Philosophy Gets You into Med School

Philosophers enjoy the best chance of admission to medical school of any major.

Ever wondered if God exists? If you have free will? If life has a meaning? Whether abortion/same-sex marriage/capitalism is right or wrong? What it means to be a person? If you should fear death? Consider this question: "What Do I Desire?"

So have we! Believe it or not, we've made progress and we have answers—lots of them—backed up with reasons. Come join humanity's conversation before life gets in the way and you die wondering.

From the website Why Study Philosophy.com

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Julio Torres, Department Chair
Phone: (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2763