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Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

Philosophers explore the true nature of reality and the meaning of human life, to determine the possibility and limits of knowledge, to clarify the demands of justice and the character of good and evil, and to ponder the existence of God. Training in philosophy serves to sharpen the tools of thinking for use in any endeavor. Thus, graduates may pursue career or graduate opportunities in areas such as humanities, business, or law.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Guidance Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Chaplain
  • Lawyer
  • Corporate Responsibility Manager
  • Psychologist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Clergy Member
  • City Manager/Planner
  • Publications Editor
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Writer/Author
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Philosophy & Religion Professor

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Apprentice House Press
  • Scranton District Attorney
  • Law Offices of Stephen R. Robinson
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Hudson County Prosecutors Office
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Beans and Bread
  • Higher Ground Education
  • Maryland School of Law
  • St. Mary’s School
  • Mergis Group
  • Travelers Insurance
  • U.S. Attorney General of Maryland
  • Senator Hillary Clinton
  • Alternative Directions
  • Lightstone Group
  • Baltimore City Public Defender

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources