Because it develops your ability to assess ideas, to think clearly and creatively, and to appreciate multiple perspectives on matters of deepest importance, the study of philosophy prepares you to engage meaningfully in whatever profession you eventually choose.  Just ask journalist Shannon Rupp, who notes that her most useful university courses “were all in philosophy.” Or ask the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Academic Dean at Harvard Medical School, who credits the study of philosophy with making immeasurable contributions to the pursuit of a high-profile career in medicine.

Learn more about the study of philosophy at Carleton.