What Can You Do With a Major in Philosophy?

Philosophy major careers and jobs

With a major in philosophy under your belt, you’ll be well equipped to tackle some of life’s most stimulating questions. How should we live? What gives our lives meaning and purpose? What should we believe, and how can we be confident that our beliefs are true? These are the questions that have occupied philosophers for centuries and that occupy us as we live our lives. Philosophy seeks to give rigorous, well thought-out answers to these questions or, at least, to help us frame the right approaches in the search for truth. At Marquette, we pursue these and other perennial issues primarily through the study of Western philosophical traditions from their Greek origins to contemporary thought.

Jobs for philosophy majors

What can you do with a major in philosophy? The practical skills you’ll develop at Marquette will give you many options when it comes time to find a job. Many of our graduates go on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees and teach philosophy at the college level. Some notable graduates teach at:

  • Providence College
  • Ohio University
  • Villanova University
  • St. Louis University
  • Fordham University
  • Marquette University

In addition to education, some of the other fields our graduates work in include:

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Political science
  • Theology
  • History
  • Literature
  • Social work

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