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Why Philosophy

An increasing number of people are warning students against specializing too narrowly. Given the ever-changing economy, it is impossible to predict the particular skills that will be in demand in the decades to come. What is certain, however, is that people seeking stimulating, well-paying jobs will need to have the ability to analyze problems, to come up with imaginative solutions, and to present their ideas clearly and persuasively. Philosophy helps students acquire these skills. This is why philosophy majors excel on the major entrance exams for professional schools, and why they advance more rapidly in their chosen professions than many of those who lack training in how to identify and challenge problematic assumptions and lines of thought.

PHILOSOPHERS OUTSCORE OTHERS on the GREs, LSAT and the GMAT. And, the Association of American Medical Colleges stresses that majoring in a humanities subject does not decrease a student's chance of being admitted to medical school.

PHILOSOPHERS EXCEL IN A WIDE RANGE OF CAREERS
Why Future Business Leaders Need Philosophy—article about success of Philosophy majors compared to other  majors, including business majors, in the world of work.