Bachelor of Arts Philosophy
Technology is advancing so quickly that it’s impossible to predict what tomorrow’s careers will look like, but one job skill will always be important: critical thinking. Majoring in philosophy fosters the ability to form independent thought and make wise, well-considered decisions.
All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.
100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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Trained in careful, original, thinking, philosophy majors are well prepared for a variety of careers. Nationwide, those who major in philosophy receive:
- the highest scores on the LSATs (required exam for entrance into law school)
- the highest scores on the GREs (required exam for general entrance into graduate school)
- the fourth highest scores on the GMATs (required exam for entrance into business graduate school)
- a higher rate of admission into medical school than students in any other major
Our students tailor their philosophy major/minor to fit their career goals, often working with their advisers to select a second major or minor to complement their education in philosophy. While philosophy students can pursue most careers, they most commonly go into law, medicine, non-profit administration, business, technology and higher education. St. Scholastica’s philosophy program has a special strength in ethics, offering classes in ethical theory, environmental ethics, consumer ethics, ethics in healthcare and more. This can help our students become a valued asset in a variety of fields.
Pair with a Language
Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.
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