Why choose philosophy as a major? The following articles describe the personal, academic, and career value of philosophy:
The skills you acquire at UFV in the study of philosophy are transferable and applicable for many different careers. They include the following:
Traditionally, students who major in philosophy would teach in a college or university after completing a graduate degree in philosophy. These career opportunities have been greatly reduced for many years. However, with increased echo-boom enrolments and the retirement of many boomer philosophy instructors, the prospects for a career teaching philosophy have improved a great deal.
A degree in philosophy forms a good basis for many other careers, including law, medicine, mental healthcare, business, computer sciences, personnel management, human resources development, research, and consulting. Examples of job titles include:
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A major in philosophy prepares you for further study in fields such as: