Philosophy

The philosophy major has special characteristics of that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Capability of considering issues from more than one perspective.
  • Ability to apply broad general knowledge to create solutions for conflicts.
  • Background to persevere through large amounts of challenging research.
  • Competence to guide decisions through logic and ethics.
  • Skills to present ideas in an orderly and articulately manner both through the spoken and written word.
  • Ability to ask challenging questions to stimulate debate.
  • Aptitude to find new and interesting approaches to old topics. 
     
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Advertising
Affirmative Action Officer
Anthropologist
Child Welfare Worker
Clergy Person
Congressional Aide
Consumer Advocate
Copywriter
Corporate Trainer
Counselor
Diplomatic Aide
Equal Opportunity Officer
Ethicist
FBI / CIA Agent
Foreign Service Officer
Fundraiser
Human Resources
Journalist
Labor Relations
Lawyer
Librarian
Lobbyist
Management Analyst
Non-Profit
Ombudsman
Peace Corps Worker
Personnel Recruiter
Philosopher
Politician
Professor
Psychologist
Public Policy Analyst
Public Relations Representative
Social Commentator
Social Worker
Sociologist
Systems Analyst
Teacher
Writer

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