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Salary and Career Info

Philosophy BS

A philosophy degree in which you'll evaluate complex problems, identify and examine underlying principles, investigate issues from diverse perspectives, and clearly communicate your point of view.

Program skills

Categorize, critique, assess, and compare major figures and movements in the history of philosophy. Apply different theoretical approaches to ethical and other value-oriented issues. Examine, reconstruct, and fairly assess various and opposing arguments on a subject. Present cogent arguments in support of their own philosophical positions. Formulate a thesis, conduct literature review, perform necessary research, and present and defend a defined philosophical position.

Program job titles reported

Business Ethics Consultant; Lawyer; Teacher; Policy Analyst; Paralegal

100%

Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

50%

Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 50.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 50.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 50.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 50.00%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for philosophy majors.