ACADEMICS

  • Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    with a Minor in Philosophy

    In the Philosophy Department, we are committed to providing you with challenging opportunities to apply your knowledge. These exciting real-world placements will help you sharpen your skills and gain valuable professional experience and contacts. They are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.

    In recent years, our students have been accepted to The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, a prestigious organization that selects a limited number of students to work and learn in Washington, D.C., while earning academic credit.

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you will have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. A bachelor's degree supported by a minor in philosophy enables you to earn a median annual salary of up to $100,000 in positions such as compliance manager.

    Our alumni pursue advanced studies or go on to successful careers in a diverse array of fields, including law, business, medicine, and the sciences. Our strong emphases on critical thinking and effective communication skills have enabled our graduates to thrive in their legal studies at prestigious institutions such as Boston University School of Law, Northeastern University School of Law, and Vanderbilt University Law School.

    Sample Careers

    • Civil rights advocacy
    • Clergy
    • Consumer advocacy
    • Editing
    • Health-care administration
    • Human rights advocacy
    • Industry analysis
    • Information technology
    • Law
    • Mediation
    • Medical care
    • Public Policy
    • Publishing
    • Teaching