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What Can You Do With a Philosophy Degree?

What do a famous actor/producer, a Pope, and the founder of Paypal all have in common? You might be surprised to know that Ricky Gervais, Pope John Paul II, and Peter Thiel all majored in philosophy as undergrads. Studying philosophy is stimulating and rigorous. It allows you to think about the world in new and interesting ways, to look at problems from multiple angles and propose multiple solutions. It improves your writing, critical thinking, confidence, and refine your thinking.

Don’t just take our word for it though. Select any one of the names below to see the diverse career paths that University of Windsor philosophy majors have taken!

Business/Small Business

Ashley Keefner

Journalism & Creative Writing

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Teaching & Cultural Administration

Beverly Anger


Sukrat Babar

Social Work & Therapy

Joshua Chauvin


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  • Molly Kao - Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Universite de Montreal
  • Michael Baumtrog – Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ryerson University
  • Chris Genovesi – Ph.D. Cognitive Science/Sessional Professor, Carleton University
  • Cameron Fioret – Ph.D. Philosophy - University of Guelph
  • Michael Walschots – Post-doc/Sessional Professor in Philosophy, University of St. Andrews
  • Aaron Wendland - Director at the Center for Philosophy and Visual Arts Moscow Museum of Modern Art

For more academic profiles, please see Our Graduates Go Places.

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