Philosophy critically examines the most basic beliefs about the world and the place of people in it. Inquiry in Philosophy grapples with such basic questions as: Can we be sure of our beliefs? What are the grounds for correct judgments? How do we distinguish between right and wrong? What is a person? Are we free or causally determined? Is there a God?

Philosophy strives to develop the ability to reason, to distinguish between good and bad arguments, to navigate through a maze of questions, to clarify puzzling concepts and to use logic in situations ruled all too often by prejudices.

What can I do with Philosophy?

Graduates in Philosophy pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of critical thinking, problem solving and communication.

Alumni work at:

U.S. Congressional Offices

State of Michigan

American English Center

prAna Living

Sierra Club

Henry Ford Health System

Educational Testing Service

Alumni work as:

Mortgage Loan Originators


Legislative and Political Director

English Teaching Fulbright Fellows

Digital Content Managers

Client Service Advocates

Software Developers