Career Opportunities

"In the U.S., where the number of philosophy graduates has increased by five percent a year during the 1990s, only a very few go on to become philosophers. Their employability, at 98.9 percent, is impressive by any standard." (Times, London, 15 August 1998.)

Where Can I Find Information About Studying Philosophy?

Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
206 McMicken Hall
Department Head: Robert Skipper
Undergraduate Director: John Martin

The Philosophy Major

A&S Philosophy at UC

Careers for Students with Philosophy Degrees

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education (1985), philosophy majors as a group score better than average on standardized tests required for admission to graduate and professional schools. How much better? 8.7% better on the LSAT, 11% better on the GMAT, 17% better on the verbal section of the GRE, and 4.6% better on the quantitative section of the GRE.