The following resources have been collected to assist undergraduate students studying (or considering studying) philosophy. If you have a resource you would like to see added to this list, please send us your suggestion.
Why Study Philosophy?
- Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy
The APA provides this guide to offer prospective philosophy graduate students and others with basic information about the opportunities in North America for professional training in philosophy.
- Graduate School Philosophy Placement Records in the US and Canada: Will I Get a Job?
Andrew Carson analyzed publicly available placement data from philosophy graduate programs. The data he shares on Philosophy News include percentages of graduates by gender, placements broken down by types, and where different program's placement records rank on various metrics.
- Careers for Philosophers
Originally published in the APA Proceedings and Addresses 58:2 (November 1984), this document created by what is now known as the committee on academic career opportunities and placement (then the committee on career opportunities) is well aged but still contains useful information about how training in philosophy can be applied in a wide variety of fields within and beyond academia.
- Philosophy Degress and Famous People who have 'em
An extensive post from Raymont’s Lists of famous people who have studied philosophy as well as a collection of articles that describe why a background in philosophy is useful for a variety of fields.
- I Think, Therefore I Earn?
An article by Jessica Shepherd from the Guardian details the reasons why employers want to hire philosophy majors.
- What Can I Do with a Humanities Degree? by Bruce B. Janz
This page answers several commonly asked questions about the worth of a humanities degree.
- What is Philosophy Good For?
A PDF by APA member Eddy Nahmias of Georgia State University.