Should You Major in Philosophy?

The philosophy department is proud to say that some of the best students at the University of Alabama study here. Should  you take a philosophy course? Well, are you:

  • Smart?
  • Inquisitive?
  • Interested to get to the bottom of things?
  • A good writer?
  • A careful reader?
  • Looking for an intellectual challenge?

Then perhaps you should give philosophy a try. Why study Philosophy?

You should also know:

  • If you’re thinking about law school, philosophy majors do better on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) (average LSAT scores by major) than:
    • Political science majors,
    • English majors, or
    • History majors
  • If you’re thinking about graduate school, philosophy majors score the highest on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) (composite GRE scores by major).
  • If you’re thinking about a Masters in Business Administration, philosophy majors do better on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (average GMAT scores by major) than:
    • Economics majors,
    • Statistics majors,
    • Finance majors,
    • Accounting majors

Wondering why that is? Want to find out why? Take one of our classes. Check out what the students’ Philosophy Club is doing. Stop by and have a chat with one of our faculty members.

There’s always something interesting going on in the philosophy department.

– Stuart Rachels