A philosophy degree trains you to be a creative problem solver, who can analyze and synthesize complex information. Philosophy emphasizes not only critical reasoning, ethical reasoning, clear and organized writing, and examining assumptions, but encourages one to "think outside the box." Philosophy majors outperform most other majors on the GREs (they are the highest performers in both the verbal and analytical reasoning sections), the LSATs, the MCATs, and the GMATs, according to Educational Testing Services.
Of those 2011-12 graduates who replied to an alumni survey, 95 percent who earned degrees in the social sciences reported being employed or pursuing graduate studies. They reported an average annual income of $36,175. Some companies and schools where our recent graduates are working or pursuing further study include:
- Analyst, Goldman Sachs
- Outbound marketer, Power Home Remodeling Group
- University of Houston
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