The philosophy department offers its majors a balanced curriculum of courses in the history of philosophy and in the most recent philosophical theories.
No matter what career one is interested in, philosophy will provide a sound base on which to build. Many employers look for people who can think soundly and clearly about difficult problems, and the primary aim of a philosophical education is to develop such critical and analytical skills.
Philosophy students have become bankers, lawyers, civil servants, journalists, writers, professors, teachers, information technology specialists, business executives and analysts, politicians, consultants, physicians, and members of the clergy. Philosophy students enjoy an advantage in applying for graduate and professional programs. On average, they score significantly higher than other students on the LSAT, GMAT, and GRE exams.