Lifelong skills you can apply to any walk of life
Our graduates are creative thinkers, careful reasoners, clear writers and self-starters. Philosophy will equip you with the mental skill and discipline to succeed at anything you put your mind to.
Students from our program become university professors, ethics advisors for businesses, hospitals and medical associations, novelists, musicians, lawyers, cognitive science engineers attempting to produce machine intelligences, business people, journalists, poets and artists – to name just a few.
Philosophy students perform as well as students in physics and engineering programs—that is to say, very well—on standard Law School Admissions Tests, the Graduate Record Exams, and Medical College Admissions Tests.
Alumnus Daylian Cain, who teaches business ethics at Yale, sees great opportunities for philosophers with a head for business. An ability to apply philosophical techniques to solve real-world problems puts you in an ideal position to manage, lead, and make solid ethical decisions.
Some career options to consider:
- Ethics researcher
- Policy critic
- Health professional