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THINKING ABOUT A MAJOR?

MAJOR IN THINKING!

FOR YOURSELF

Now is the best opportunity in your life to explore philosophy.  Examine your life and your world while you have the chance!

FOR LAW SCHOOL

Philosophy majors do better on the LSAT than any other majors except math and economics — ten percentile better than political science majors!

FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL

Philosophy majors do better on the MCAT than biology majors!  Take a few physics, biology, and chemistry courses, but use your philosophy major to excel on the writing and verbal reasoning sections!

FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL

Philosophy majors do better on the GMAT than all but math, CS, physics, and engineering majors!  Be prepared for the new “Integrated Reasoning” section!

FOR GRAD SCHOOL

Philosophy majors do better on the GRE total than any social science or humanities majors offered at MSU!

FOR YOUR CAREER - TODAY'S JOBS DEMAND SHARP, CREATIVE, INQUISITIVE MINDS!

You don’t need to get an advanced degree to benefit from a philosophy major.  Philosophy is good for any career. 

Employers want people who:

  • Comprehend what they read
  • Raise the right questions
  • Know how to evaluate others’ claims
  • Write and speak clearly and persuasively
  • Value multiple perspectives and find common ground  

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