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 job paths, including careers in law, politics, business, journalism, bioethics, environmental policy, the tech industry, education and more. Our 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?

  • The flexibility to concentrate in either general philosophy or ethics and political philosophy lets you tailor your interests to your studies.
  • The Philosophy Club offers opportunities to engage in philosophical discussion and debate with your friends and classmates. 
  • Our nationally recognized faculty is devoted to both teaching and scholarship.