Philosophy is an excellent major for anyone interested in its fundamental, perplexing, and engrossing questions, such as the question of the source and nature of our moral obligations, and the question of the extent and basis of our knowledge. Philosophy draws on all areas of human endeavor — mathematics, science, literature, the arts, religion, politics. Many of our students are double majors because they find that philosophy and other disciplines are mutually enhancing. And since the study of philosophy stresses critical thinking and clear writing, it will benefit you in many ways after college. For instance, it will make you a stronger applicant for advanced degrees in various fields (such as law school), a more attractive employee in our information economy, and a better-informed citizen and voter.

The following websites provide a variety of interesting information about the value of an undergraduate degree in philosophy:

What Philosophy Can Do for You

  • Professor Tomas Bogardus (Pepperdine)

What Can I Do With a Philosophy Major? 

  • Willamette University

Rutgers Philosophy Majors in the National News

  • The New York Times

Rutgers Philosophy Department in the National News

  • The New York Times

Giving Employers What They Really Want

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education