X. Law School and Graduate Study in Other Disciplines

A majority of philosophy majors and minors pursue no further study in philosophy, but instead use the analytical and integrative abilities that they have honed on Aristotle and Nietzsche in professional schools or in employment.(1) A survey of LSAT, GRE and GMAT tests over a 19-year period showed that philosophy majors performed substantially better than students with other majors.

Students interested in studying law or pursuing graduate work in other disciplines should plan their coursework carefully and seek the advice of a number of faculty members. Because LSAT and GRE tests are given at specified times, students are advised to seek advice about graduate and professional schools during their junior year. The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools is available in the department. It contains a wealth of information on various law schools.


(1) Adapted from "What Can You Do With A Philosophy Major?" Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association v. 60 (1986), p. 730