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Philosophy

THE TOP 4 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A MAJOR IN PHILOSOPHY

  1. Philosophy is an ideal major for students who need a space to debate questions of meaning, religion, ethics, and politics in a rigorous, open-minded, and non-censorious space.
  2. Philosophy majors go into many fields (University of Minnesota's president, Joan Gabel, has a BA in philosophy). A significant number of our graduates go to law school, however. Nationwide, Philosophy majors have the highest chance of getting accepted to law school, and every one of our majors who applied to law school have been placed in their first attempt.
  3. Philosophy courses will help you learn to write and think more clearly and effectively, which will help you succeed in many other majors. The reasoning and writing skills taught in philosophy classrooms helps explain why philosophy graduates nationwide have such high GRE, MCAT, and LSAT scores.
  4. UMM Philosophy majors usually double-major, thanks in part to our flexible course sequences.