What can it do for you?




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.

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 earned 103.5% more about 10 years post-commencement. (Data.)

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.

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.

Big Questions      

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?

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

Consider this question: "What Do I Desire?"

Bertrand Russell: "The Value of Philosophy" (pdf)



High Scores         

Philosophy Rules the GRE
Thinking about graduate school? Add up the three sections: Philosophy majors have the highest overall score on the GRE. (New data for 2013, same story: philosophy dominates.)

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.



Compiled by Tomás Bogardus