Learn how to think with a Philosophy major.

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Philosophy Major Guide

You’ll dive into classic and contemporary philosophical texts to understand the history of ideas. Learn how to analyze issues thoughtfully, form rational arguments and challenge assumptions — including your own.

Studying Philosophy will teach you to think creatively and solve problems. You’ll graduate prepared for a career in law, politics, academia, publishing, teaching, business, management — and the list goes on. As a Philosophy major, you’ll be able to lead thoughtfully, make meaningful choices and make the world a better place.

What do our graduates do?

Philosophy majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • English Teaching Assistant in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • Content strategist at AirBnB
  • Team manager at Apple
  • University professors at Furman University and the University of California
  • District attorneys and attorneys in private practice
  • Reporter for the Fayette County Record
  • Graduate students at institutions including American University, Boston College, University of Edinburgh, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University and Stanford University

For more information on the Philosophy major, please contact Jack Musselman, associate professor of Philosophy. The Philosophy major is part of the Department of Philosophy.

Conversations with Philosophy

Conversations with Philosophy

Professors at St. Edward’s are treasures troves of knowledge. Their insights reach far beyond their classroom teaching. Jack Musselman, associate professor of Philosophy, shares advice from his teaching on how to have a hard conversation.