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FOR PHILOSOPHY MAJORS, THE QUESTION AFTER GRADUATION IS: WHAT'S NEXT?

Christopher Morris

By T. Rees Shapiro | The Washington Post

"Interest in the major has risen steadily in the past three decades. Although totals have dipped slightly in recent years, federal education data shows the number of students who received bachelor’s degrees in philosophy has doubled since 1987, peaking at 7,926 graduates in 2013.

"Anna-Bella Sicilia, 22, a senior in philosophy at the University of Maryland, said she believes a philosophy degree will help her job prospects.

"'I think people are impressed by a philosophy degree,' Sicilia said. 'The skills I’ve learned are very transferrable. I don’t feel like I’ve studied philosophy and ‘now what?’ I don’t feel ‘stuck’ with it.'

"Christopher Morris, chair of the U-Md. philosophy department, said the critical thinking, precise analysis and cogent writing required for a degree are rigorous training for any professional career."

Read the complete article in The Washington Post.

Date of Publication: 
6/20/17