Great Careers

Why study Philosophy?

The mid-career 90th percentile salary is higher for philosophy than for mechanical engineering or computer science.

  • Law school. Philosophy majors score higher than any kind of prelaw major on the LSAT.
  • Graduate school. Boost your GRE score. In a three year study (2001–2004), people taking the GRE to study philosophy scored highest in verbal reasoning (ahead of even English majors) and highest in analytical writing (ahead of engineering majors) and scored high in quantitative reasoning (ahead of accounting majors).