• What Can You Do With a Philosophy Major (or Minor)?

    Consider that the following people were all philosophy majors in college:

     

    Phil Jackson, NBA coach John Elway, former NFL quarterback
    Michael McCaskey, owner, Chicago Bears Harrison Ford, actor
    Steve Martin, comedian, actor Jay Leno, comedian and host of The Tonight Show
    Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy Wes Anderson, filmmaker
    Ethan Coen, filmmaker Richard Gere, actor
    Philip Glass, composer Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor
    Elmore Leonard, author Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City
    Richard Riordan, former Mayor of Los Angeles Dennis Miller, comedian
    Stone Phillips, reporter Susan Sarandon, actress
    Gene Siskel, film critic Carl Icahn, financier and former CEO, TWA
    Gerald Levin, former CEO, Time Warner, Inc. George Soros, financier and philanthropist
    Vaclav Havel, former President of Czechoslovakia Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice
    David Souter, former Supreme Court Justice Mary Higgins Clark, mystery writer
    Ken Follett, novelist Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Nobel-prize-winning writer
    David Duchovny, actor Neil Peart, drummer for RUSH
    George Carlin, comedian David Foster Wallace, writer
    Umberto Eco, novelist and semiologist Elie Wiesel, writer. Nobel laureate
    Mike Schmidt, former Philadelphia Phillie Woody Allen, filmmaker
    Martin Gardner, author Iris Murdoch, author
    Chaim Potok, author