Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy teaches you to think clearly and profoundly – about any subject. Studying Philosophy trains your brain to learn new things quickly, making it a very practical (and employable) degree.

At USF, your professors will get to know you, your interests, and your strengths. They’ll help you personalize your education while you learn to think creatively and deeply about the world and the human experience.

But, is it right for me?

We asked our professors and they said philosophers:

  • Enjoy details and ask questions
  • Like to talk to people
  • Delight in obscure knowledge and discussion

Skills You'll Obtain

Analyze the logical structure of arguments

Learn the effects of assumptions on beliefs and cultures

Discern logical fallacies and understand cultural conflicts

After Graduation

Philosophy students study meaning and purpose. After four years, you’ll have a much better idea of what it is you want and like to do. Philosophy teaches practical, critical thinking skills that are good for any vocation, such as consulting, education, ethics, government, law, and much more.

Types of careers you may have after you graduate include:

  • Lawyer
  • Health service manager
  • Local government officer
  • Marketing executive
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Recruitment consultant