Studying philosophy at the University of Denver enhances your life by training you to:
- Reason cogently.
- Formulate concepts and questions clearly.
- Solve problems intelligently.
In the process, you can:
- Study literature rooted in the beginnings of civilization.
- Ask timeless questions about the nature of reality and the possibility of human knowledge.
- Deal with issues as contemporary as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and euthanasia.
What a philosophy degree can do for you
Undergraduate philosophy majors are among the most employable, according to a 2011 Georgetown University study (PDF). At the time of the study’s publication, 92 percent of graduates who received philosophy degrees were employed. A 2013 article on Salon.com agrees: philosophy emphasizes clarity of thought and produces some of the most employable graduates.
In a survey of 50 undergraduate majors, philosophy ranked 16th highest in entry and median income. Philosophy also ranked the 4th highest among liberal arts majors.
With a degree in philosophy, you'll join alumni putting problem-solving and reasoning skills to use in a variety of fields. For example:
- Tiffany Montano (BA '11) works for a New Orleans-based nonprofit, where she's helping build a writing center in a local public high school.
- Since receiving his master's degree in philosophy, alumnus Rutherford Witthus has taught at DU and exhibited his artwork across the country.
- Ryan Brown (BA '05, MBA '07) is a consultant for a business and technology management company in Centennial, Colo.
- Scott Harding (BA '91) owns his own real estate and construction business.
- David Von Drehle (BA '83) is editor-at-large for TIME magazine and an award-winning journalist who has written three books.
- Luke Weidel (BA '06) started a sustainable fishing company in Alaska.
Learn more about our areas of study:
Bachelor of arts
Master of arts
- The DU and Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral Program in Religious and Theological Studies