Careers & Internships

 

As pointed out by the American Philosophical Association, "...employers want, and reward, many of the capacities which the study of philosophy develops: for instance, the ability to solve problems, to communicate, to organize ideas and issues, to assess pros and cons, and to boil down complex data." Philosophy majors can be found in most professions, including:

  • Law
  • Education
  • Computer science
  • Management
  • Publishing
  • Ministry

Many students and parents ask what can be done with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. The following list of some well known people with philosophy degrees should help answer that question.

  • Mary Higgins Clark – writer
  • William Clinton - U.S. president
  • Mario Cuomo - politician & former governor of New York
  • Angela Davis - activist & political philosopher
  • John Elway - quarterback, NFL
  • Ken Follett – writer
  • Harrison Ford – actor
  • Matt Groening - Creator of "The Simpsons"
  • Phil Jackson - coach, L.A. Lakers
  • Thomas Jefferson - U.S. president
  • Martin Luther King Jr. - minister & civil rights leader
  • Bruce Lee - martial arts & actor
  • Jay Leno - comedian & Tonight Show host
  • Amy Madigan – actress
  • Steve Martin - comedian and actor
  • James Michener - writer
  • Dennis Miller - comedian
  • Iris Murdoch - writer
  • Stone Phillips - News
  • Susan Sarandon - actress
  • Mike Schmidt - former Philadelphia Philly
  • Alexander Solzhenitsin - writer
  • Gene Siskel - movie critic
  • Herbert Simon - economist & Nobel laureate
  • David Souter - Supreme Court Justice
  • Elie Wiesel - writer & Nobel Peace Prize winner
Last Updated 7/17/18