A philosophy major will develop your ability to think critically, analyze complex issues and communicate with clarity — key components for any career path.
With St. Kate’s degree in philosophy, offered on the St. Paul campus, you'll gain the skills and experience to understand the history of philosophical thought, analyze the writings of others and articulate their perspective. You will be prepared to pursue a variety of careers in government, business, non-profits or education, including:
A philosophy degree will also position you to pursue graduate study, or attend law or med school. Recent studies show that philosophy majors score higher than others on the Graduate Records Exam (GRE), the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
The philosophy major is an attractive second major if you’re interested in tailoring your academic program to your intellectual interests and passion. With a focus on student and faculty discussion, classes develop your ability to question situations and beliefs, analyze issues and communicate clearly.
If you’re interested in attending law school:
For those interested in a Philosophy-English double major, courses such as:
In the senior seminar course, you will complete a thesis that encompasses research methodology, textual analysis, construction of philosophic arguments and the practice of philosophy in the contemporary world and present your work at a department colloquium.
At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.
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The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.
Our faculty have a wide range of intellectual interests, are active in professional organizations and are student-centered instructors. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.
This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.