Find out Why:
Philosophy is a Great Major
Philosophy is a great degree to help you get your first job. It's a fabulous degree to help you get your second, fifth, and eighth.
Most college graduates change their careers many times. But philosophy doesn't teach you one specific skill-it teaches you how to learn, how to think critically, and how to choose and flourish in whatever career you want. And if you are up for it, philosophy is an excellent double major. You don't need to do just philosophy; philosophy works with everything. Philosophy is economic stability. Philosophy is freedom.
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The Philosophy program's new pre-law concentration allows students interested in attending law school to take classes that will provide the reasoning, analytic skills and moral grounding necessary to succeed there.
Classes in the pre-law curriculum include Philosophy of Law, Introduction to Logic, Social and Political Philosophy, and Ethics. These classes provide students with early exposure to the concepts and principles commonly taught in law school, and the skills vital to the successful practice of law. Students interested in careers as defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, or other law-related fields would benefit greatly from this concentration in philosophy.
For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-328-6112 (John Collins, philosophy program director).
Joseph G. Wolyniak
BA in Philosophy, 2004
Episcopal Chaplain, Princeton University
Wolyniak comes to the Diocese of New Jersey after serving as Missioner for Discipleship & Theological Education in the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, where he worked in the Office of Faith Formation in support of campus ministries at several colleges and universities across the state. He was ordained to the transitional diaconate and completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in Theology from the University of Oxford in June, 2016.
Wolyniak has served in multiple chaplaincy settings, including working with undergraduates and seminarians at Duke University Chapel, graduate students and fellows at Saint John's College Chapel-Oxford, and a variety of students and staff at the multi-campus outreach of Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry.
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