Philosophy is the study of ideas that are fundamental, central, or exalted. A student of philosophy seeks to understand principles that underpin all knowledge and being.
In Greek, the word "philosophy" means "love of wisdom",
Through the rise of universities and the separation of learning disciplines, philosophy has taken on a more specialized meaning. Major philosophical problems include: "What do we know?", "How do we know?", and "What is the meaning of life?"
More concretely, a philosophy major teaches analytical and critical thinking skills, develops oral and written communication skills, and contributes to interdisciplinary understanding. Skills developed help philosophy students to excel in careers in law, medicine, management, education, government, writing, computer science, psychology, sociology, and ministry among many others. Philosophy majors consistently score in the top percentiles for all majors on the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, and other graduate and professional admissions tests.
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Applicable UCCS Graduate Programs:M.A. Communication
M.A. Counseling and Human Services
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. General Psychology
Statistics:Statistics for philosophy and religion teachers:
Median Salary for philosophy majors: $35,000 (entry level)
Median wages (2003)
Projected growth (2002-2012)
Much faster than average (36+%)
Projected need (2002-2012)
960,000 additional employees
$52,000 (with experience)
UCCS Clubs:History Club
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
Psi Chi & Psychology Club
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