Philosophy majors gain valuable skills for a wide range of careers, for law school and graduate school, and for living a good life. To see if you like philosophy, take Introduction to Philosophy (Phil 2010). For more information on the value of majoring in philosophy, come by the Department of Philosophy to discuss the major with a philosophy professor and explore the links below:
For more information on the major, contact Emily Cahill.
You can also see the Guidebook for Majors.
GSU Philosophy Majors in Their Own Words
What GSU philosophy majors have to say about majoring in philosophy
Philosophy Majors after College
What can I do with a humanities degree?
Will a philosophy degree get you a job?
How does philosophy relate to my career?
Philosophy majors get raises in their jobs
What to philosophy majors earn after they leave college?
Philosophy Majors in the News
“Philosophers Find the Degree Pays Off in Life and Work” (New York Times)
“In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined” (New York Times)
“Think Your Liberal Arts Degree Won’t Get You a Real Job. THINK AGAIN!” (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
“I Think, Therefore I Earn: Philosophy Graduates are Suddenly All the Rage with Employers” (The Guardian)
Philosophy Majors in Law School and Graduate Schools
LSAT test for law school
- Philosophy majors score higher than any major other than physics or math
GRE for graduate school in the humanities and sciences
- Philosophy majors score higher on verbal section than any other major
- Philosophy majors score higher on writing section than any other major
- Philosophy majors score higher on quantitative section than any other humanities major
MCAT for medical school
GMAT exam for business school
- Philosophy majors score higher than any other humanities major