The Philosophy Department prides itself on preparing students who intend to pursue a variety of career tracks. Our “Ethics, Society, and Law” graduating majors often pursue careers in law, politics, health care, writing, and public administration, but they should be able to enter other graduate programs and obtain jobs in their desire field. And Ethics major offers an education that offers them highly transferable skills fit for an ever-changing job market.
The department strives to help students cultivate the intellectual, civic, and moral virtues of the discipline of Philosophy–for example, intellectual integrity, objectivity, resilience in the face of obstacles and daunting problems, a commitment to consistency, a knack for seeing and articulating what issues are at stake, the courage to cross-examine opinions that one holds dear, respect for interlocutors and colleagues, a felt obligation to contribute to one’s community.
Our majors are able to reflect philosophically and express clearly their own goals and choices and make informed and thoughtful decisions both in their chosen careers and in their day to day lives.