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Career Resources

Take the next step towards your dream career.

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Students who excel in philosophy have many career options. Two natural options are to study philosophy in graduate school and then become a professor in philosophy or to go to law school and then become a lawyer.

But what else? Given that training in philosophy results in a heightened ability to reason critically and write well regardless of the topic, you have many additional career options.

Business is also a great career avenue — take the department’s Wetzler Award for Achievement in Philosophy. It was funded by a former TCU philosophy major who went on to have an extremely successful career in business and who credited that success in large part to his training in philosophy.


Career Options

Our graduates have gone on to succeed as campus ministers, attorneys, pastors, psychologists, doctors and professors.

Here are a few examples:

  • Assistant professor, New York University
  • Professor and scholar on ethics, Drury College and Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • Assistant criminal district attorney, Jefferson County
  • District director and campaign manager, Texas State Representative Mark Shelton
  • President, GlobalMarc
  • Pastor, Catholic Church
  • Captain, U.S. Army
  • Secondary education teacher, Teach for America