Why choose philosophy at North Central College?
Students in this major become excellent writers, thinkers and speakers. You’ll be ready for anything after graduation, whether you attend graduate school or pursue a career ranging from business to law, medicine, religion or science. The study of philosophy helps you develop reasoning skills that apply to any career you may choose.
Thinking of graduate school? Philosophy majors consistently have the highest scores on GRE and LSAT (law school) exams, and score near the top in GMAT (business school) and MCAT (medical school) tests. Want a job? According to a recent study in The Atlantic, employers value philosophy majors for their “ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing,” “critical thinking and reasoning skills,” and “the ability to be innovative and creative.”
You can also:
- Enjoy small courses that are particularly insightful since they are led by full-time professors who encourage personal relationships and discussion.
- Apply for research opportunities and internships in the Naperville area and throughout Chicago.