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What Can I Do With A Major In Philosophy?

Philosophy covers many areas of the human experience, including the study of reality, existence, logic, and moral and social issues, and its techniques apply to problems in any field of study or endeavor. Philosophy develops the capacity to see the world from the perspective of other individuals and other cultures; it enhances one's ability to perceive the relationships among the various fields of study; and it deepens one's sense of the meaning and variety of human experience.

Philosophy seeks answers to such fundamental questions as: What is ultimately real? What is the nature and extent of our knowledge? What is the source and nature of our moral obligations? Students majoring in Philosophy explore these types of questions and develop answers that can be defended in the arena of reasoned controversy. 

Philosophy graduates pursue careers in business, education, government, and the non-profit sector. Future career options may be determined not so much by the choice of the philosophy major, but by your interests, skills, values, and types of work experiences acquired during college. 

Visit CCSU’s Philosophy Department webpage here.

Sample of Related Occupations

Admissions Counselor


Business Manager

Child Welfare Worker

Conflict Resolution Specialist

Corporate Trainer


Customer Relations Representative

Employee Relations Specialist 

Hospital Administrator

Insurance Agent/Broker


Market Research Analyst


Personnel Recruiter



Public Information Officer

Public Relations Specialist

Public Service Official

Religious Education Director  

Sales Manager

Social Worker

Travel Consultant

Workforce Advisor

Youth Counselor

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American Association of Philosophy Teachers

American Bar Association

American Philosophical Association

American Philosophical Practitioners Association

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics

Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

World Wide Learn’s Guide to College Majors in Philosophy

International Association for Environmental Philosophy

Philosophy of Science Association

Society for Business Ethics

Society for Exact Philosophy

Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

The Society for Women in Philosophy

Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Philosophy majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for philosophy majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

8 Days Promotions - Brand Ambassador

Ability Beyond Disability - Registered Nurse

Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC) - Youth Health Service Corps & Health Careers Coordinator

Clean Water Action - Global Warming and Clean Energy Internship

Enterprise Holdings - Management Trainee Co-op

State of Connecticut Office of Policy Management - Legislative Internship, Policy & Planning Internship

The Horace Mann Companies - Exclusive Agent

Wheeler Clinic - Office Manager, Administrative Specialist