Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy courses strengthen your abilities to think, speak, and write critically, analytically, and creatively.

By strengthening these skills, philosophy can prepare you for many career paths, including positions in law, politics, business, journalism, bioethics, environmental policy, the tech industry, education and more. Philosophy majors and minors often excel in advanced standardized tests such as the GRE, LSAT and GMAT, which improves the chance of getting into top graduate programs and law schools.

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Why Merrimack?

  • Our First Philosophy Courses make the Introduction to Critical Thinking an integral part of your General Education curriculum.
  • The flexibility to concentrate in either general philosophy or ethics and political philosophy lets you tailor your studies to your interests.
  • The Philosophy Club offers opportunities to engage in philosophical discussion and debate with your friends and classmates. 
  • Our internationally recognized faculty is devoted to both teaching and scholarship.

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