​Students who learn philosophy get a great many benefits from doing so. Philosophy teaches critical thinking, careful reading, and clear oral and written communication, and helps students use these skills to better understand the conceptual frameworks that we use to organize and describe the world and our place within it. Many of our students combine studying philosophy with studying other disciplines, and the skills that they learn are highly marketable and sought-after. Philosophy majors and minors routinely score high on all standardized tests and go on to successful careers in business, education, government, law, medicine, and public policy.