Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How long will it take to complete a Philosophy minor?
The UP Philosophy minor is designed to fit smoothly into a four-year plan for any degree. After taking required philosophy classes for the Lumen core, students studying philosophy only need to take three required courses in the history of philosophy. After that they can take either two elective philosophy courses or integrated learning classes that connect philosophical inquiry with questions closely connected with their professional interests, while also counting towards Lumen core requirements.
How much will I make with a degree in Philosophy?
Although we don’t have data on the average salary for philosophy minors, Philosophy majors enjoy some of the highest earnings potentials of any major. Philosophy majors in their mid-career out-earn biology majors, business majors, and psychology majors. The mid-career median earnings of a philosophy major is around $75,000-80,000 (in 2019 dollars).
What kind of jobs can I get with a minor in Philosophy?
Philosophy is an excellent preparation for any field that values clear, precise thinking, with an ability to empathetically engage with the values and thoughts of other people. Philosophers go into successful careers in business, law, and the medical professions.