Hey you, undergraduate browser of this webpage, become a philosophy major already!
. . especially if you are
In mid-career earnings, philosophy majors outperform
the rest of the humanitiesóby a large margin. For
that matter, the average philosophy undergraduate goes
on to make more money than nearly any
non-engineering major (and
as a matter of fact, the average philosophy major
makes more than the average business management major,
both now and later. Boo-yah!). The Atlantic Monthly
wonders if philosophy is the
most practical major. Indeed, the highlighted a
number of captains
of industry with philosophy backgrounds. In the
category of "unbelievable if it weren't true," even the
Wall Street Journal consistently
thinks that philosopher
is one of the top 15 best jobs in the US (really).
Moreover, the best science has shown that philosophy is
at the root
of everything. Finally, it plays a very important
role in social
So yeah, you really should be a philosophy major. Since most jobs don't care what your undergraduate major was, you should pick an undergraduate major that will make you smart, make you seem smart, and that is interesting to boot. Did you know Bruce Lee was a philosophy major? See, now you think he's smart. In fact, philosophy majors do better than virtually every other major on almost every standardized test. In particular, did you know that philosophy majors womp all over every other major in combined score on the GRE? That's just how we roll.(And yes, 'womp all over' is a technical term for 'outperforms in a fiercely impressive way'.) If you are thinking about grad school, law school, medical school, business school or any more school at all, being a philosophy major may be the best thing you can do. Plus, we get to talk about the coolest, best, and most interesting things. So become a philosophy major, already. Here's what to read in advance of telling your parents that yes, you are now a philosophy major. Here's what you need know about responding to The Question ("What are you going to do with a philosophy major?"). Finally, here is one more website with more stuff about jobs philosophy majors go on to do, our total dominance of standardized testing, and other things to make you or your parents feel better about the fact that philosophy has chosen you.
When you are ready to sign up, talk to any professor in the philosophy department. Welcome!