Undergraduate Overview


WHAT TO DO WITH A DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY

The OSU Philosophy Department offers an education emphasizing: (i) the critical evaluation of controversial ideas on a wide variety of topics, (ii) analysis of the history of ideas, and (iii) critical analysis skills applied to real-world issues.
 
A philosophical education cultivates key skills that are valuable for individual development and good citizenship, and they are useful in virtually any profession: the ability to think carefully, analyze and critically assess arguments, and write clearly about complex topics. For this reason, philosophy majors typically outperform most other majors on  graduate exams, including the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT.

For more information on what to do with a philosophy major, see here. Funding is available for undergraduate awards and events through the Lawry Student Fund

Thinking about majoring? Contact Anthony Valentine, the undergraduate advisor for Philosophy. See the College of Arts & Sciences webpage for more information on majors, career paths, scholarships, and other useful information.