Philosophy is at the core of a liberal arts education. Asking big questions and exploring possibilities builds reasoning and analytical thinking skills ever-important to ethical leadership. Wheaton’s philosophy program is flexible; you can choose classes that match your curiosity, from the nature of morality to metaphysics. Adding philosophy as a minor or second major can broaden your way of thinking about your primary subject. And this versatile major also prepares you for graduate study in a range of disciplines, as well as for law or medical school.




97% of Philosophy majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Marketing and Development Associate, DOROT
  • Office Associate, Great Schools Partnership
  • Program Host and Assistant Producer, Voice of America
  • Report Editor, Claims Bureau USA
  • Research Assistant, California Health and Longevity Institute

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Quinnipiac University
  • Suffolk University
  • University of California-Riverside

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 73% for the classes of 2014-2018


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