Internships and Careers
Internships provide an opportunity to put the skills learned in philosophy to work in a variety of professional settings, and can be useful in exploring career possibilities.
Philosophy majors have recently held internships in:
- Law offices
- Public schools
- International agencies
- Social services
The analytical skills developed by studying philosophy are excellent preparation for law school and graduate school in philosophy, and provide a foundation for success in many walks of life.
Courses in ethics are also helpful for medical and business students who may find it necessary in their work to make moral decisions, and to take moral stands.
A logic specialty coupled with some courses in mathematics is good preparation for entering into computer-related work and other technical fields.
For more information about philosophy degree careers visit the UR Career Center or the philosophy page of what can I do with this major website.
Several career paths like law and teaching require students to complete advanced degrees. Visit our pre-law page to learn more about how our undergraduate program prepares students for an advanced degree in law.
Students who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in philosophy can explore our prestigious PhD program through our graduate program pages.