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Philosophy

Physical Address:
205 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Philosophy Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3173
Moscow, ID 83844-3173

Phone: (208) 885-6328

Fax: (208) 885-5102

Email: phil@uidaho.edu

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What You Can Do With a Philosophy Major

The greatest misconception of philosophy is encouraged by the phrase ‘my philosophy,’ for that makes it seem like philosophy is the business of irrationally declaring one’s own opinion. It is precisely the opposite. Philosophy is the business of rationally scrutinizing opinions, including, most importantly, one’s own. The skills and creativity one develops in this practice open the doors to all sorts of opportunities.

So, what can you do with a philosophy degree? Here are some of the things you can do:

Contrary to popular belief, a philosophy degree is excellent for helping you land a satisfying and well-paying job. It is the best major for salary growth and the best humanities major for mid-career salary. Employers appreciate the skills one learns by studying philosophy, as can be seen in these articles:

The critical thinking skills one learns studying philosophy help students get into law school and succeed once they are there. Year in and year out, philosophy majors post excellent scores on the LSAT, and they are admitted to law school at a higher percent than any other major.

Business school is not the only path to business. Philosophy — which can be easily combined as a second major for business students — can get you there as well. If you do want to get an M.B.A., philosophy is the best non-STEM major for succeeding at the GMAT.

A philosophy major prepares you to do well on the GRE and, in turn, to succeed in graduate school. Philosophy students score the highest on the verbal reasoning and analytic writing sections of the GRE and post the best composite scores.

Philosophy

Physical Address:
205 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Philosophy Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3173
Moscow, ID 83844-3173

Phone: (208) 885-6328

Fax: (208) 885-5102

Email: phil@uidaho.edu

Web: Map

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