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Philosophy Careers

After Dominican

In a recent survey, we asked our graduates why they majored in philosophy. They told us it was because they wanted the intellectual challenge and because it helped them search for meaning and truth, and to think about things differently. They also like the logical and critical-thinking skills that come with it  Almost all graduates said they would take philosophy as their major again.


Philosophy graduates find work in many fields, including:

  • Law
  • Banking
  • Management
  • Religious ministry
  • Education
  • Public administration
  • Social service
  • Health services
  • Library and Information Sciences

Dominican philosophy majors have gone on to many graduate schools, including:

  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Catholic University of America
  • Cornell University
  • DePaul University
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Kent School of Law
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marquette University
  • Stanford University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Xavier University