Why study Philosophy?
- A job after college. Recent articles in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, The New York Times, and The Guardian have highlighted the benefits of, and interest in, philosophy majors.
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.
- Business school. On the GMAT, philosophy scores 15 percent higher than all business majors.
- 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).