Questions about Philosophy majors


I graduated from college with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a B.A. in Philosophy. I’m currently attending graduate school at a respected institution, pursuing Cognitive Psychology (IMO, a logical meeting ground for my two interests).

I agree to an extent that a philosophy major won’t land you a job right out of undergraduate school, but I would prefer to emphasize the point that it does provide you with foundational basics that are important for whatever you wish to pursue. Personally, I believe that philosophy is essentially teaching you how to learn, how to decide which arguments are cogent and to be respected, and which ones are pure tripe. Encountering philosophy during my undergraduate career was the ultimate reason why I developed a passion for learning and choosing to continue on with my schooling. I plan on going on to get my Ph.D and hopefully doing research and teaching.

Good luck with your studies, and realize that philosophy is the foundation for all learning.