Contrary to popular opinion, there are a number of benefits of majoring in philosophy.
So why should you study philosophy?
Philosophy teaches a number of skills that are valuable in a variety of professions. The hallmark of philosophy education is critical
thinking and inductive reasoning. Additionally, philosophy demonstrates that problems often have multiple solutions, and teaches its
students to approach problems from a number of different perspectives ("lateral thinking"). The key point to remember is that
philosophy is not a collection of facts to be memorized - it is a methodological approach to thinking and problem solving,
which is highly valued in a number of professions. This translates into higher performance on standardized tests for graduate education
(GRE, LSAT, GMAT, etc.), as well as success in the professional world.
You don't have to take our word for it - we can back up our claims with data and testimonials.