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What is the nature of reality? What is knowledge? Is my will free? What is the difference between right and wrong? What is the relation between the mind and the body? What is the meaning of life? Philosophers use reason and argument in the attempt to answer these questions. If this interests you, then explore a major or a certificate in philosophy at UW-Eau Claire!Contact Info:
Sarah Westad, history major, religious studies minorThe Civil Rights Pilgrimage was undoubtedly one of the most formative experiences of my college career. I learned about the genuine need for social justice in the 21st century, particularly in the areas of educational inequality.
Positions held by philosophy graduates include researcher, policy analyst, youth minister, teacher, and development or program manager. Graduates have also continued education at law school or graduate school in various fields.
As a Philosophy major, you’ll develop strong analytical reasoning, problem-solving and communication skills that will make you extremely valuable to employers, as well as broaden your intellectual horizons and enhance your capacity for self-expression. A major in philosophy is excellent preparation for a career in the law and for almost any career you can think of.
Think philosophy isn’t practical? Think again. Looking at midcareer salaries, Philosophy majors on average earn what accounting majors earn and outearn advertising, marketing, communications, psychology, chemistry and nursing majors, to name a few. A major in Philosophy is an excellent preparation for graduate study in a variety of areas. On average, Philosophy majors consistently outperform all other majors on the qualitative reasoning and analytical writing portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and are among the highest scorers on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and the Medical College Aptitude Test (MCAT).
The philosophy faculty are dedicated to student learning and committed to active, engaged scholarship
As a Philosophy major or minor, you have the opportunity to participate in faculty-mentored research projects; to intern in philosophy courses at a local high school; to engage in directed, independent study of topics of special interest to you; and to present your original research to the university community.
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