Philosophy is the discipline that tries to answer the "Big Questions." Does God exist? Do I have a soul? Is there life after death? What makes actions right/wrong? Can I know anything for certain? Because these questions are central to human life, philosophy is an essential part of any liberal arts education. Every student at Saint Anselm College takes two introductory philosophy seminars.
Discussion has always held a central place in the practice of philosophy, and it is one of the best ways of learning how to philosophize. For this reason, all introductory philosophy seminars have an upper limit of just 20 students."
Why study philosophy?
Do you wonder if God exists, if you have a soul, or if there is life after death? If so, you should study philosophy. Philosophers try to answer such questions in a careful and rigorous way using all the resources of logic and human experience. Studying philosophy will also improve your reading, writing, communication, and critical thinking skills.
What can I do with philosophy?
Studying philosophy is excellent preparation for any number of careers. Philosophy majors outperform all other majors but one on the LSAT, all business majors on the GMAT, all other majors on the GRE Verbal Reasoning, all humanities majors on the GRE Quantitative Reasoning, and all other majors on the GRE Analytic Writing.
Philosophy majors graduating from Saint Anselm College have gone on to successful careers in law, public relations, finance, publishing, business administration, and higher education. See our alumni profiles for some examples.