After Sweet Briar

Philosophy not only nurtures your intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills; it also promotes your career growth and earnings potential after graduation.

What can you do with a degree in philosophy?

The skills and habits of mind that you develop by studying philosophy equip you well for success in any professional field. Philosophy is among the very best disciplines at preparing students for graduate school: Based on national averages, philosophy students perform better than any other majors on LSAT and composite GRE scores while ranking in the top 4 on GMAT scores. Recent majors have attended law school, pursued medicine, studied at the graduate level, or launched careers in business, education, and nonprofit organizations. According to recent data, philosophy majors earn more than students of any other humanities field.