By studying philosophy, you will acquire refined critical reasoning skills, a global-intellectual perspective and rigorous methods for addressing perennial human questions of existence, faith, politics, ethics and history. In your pursuit of a higher education, philosophy directs you to substantially confront the roots of your practical endeavors as well as your lifelong passions.
We realize in addition to being enriched through higher education, you are seeking a college degree to further your career ambitions. Even if you plan on pursuing a career not in Philosophy, but rather in Medicine, Law, Business or another field in which you will be pursuing graduate studies, consider the following:
- If you are considering graduate school, you will have to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Philosophy majors score higher on the GRE than all but four other majors and highest of all humanities degrees.1 In fact, no major has a higher mean on the Verbal portion2 , and only physics, engineering and mathematics scored higher on the quantitative portion.3
- If you are considering law school, you will have to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Philosophy majors scored 10% higher than political science majors on the LSAT.4
- If you are considering further studies in business, you will have to take the General Management Admission Test (GMAT). Philosophy majors outperformed every other major (except mathematics) on the GMAT.