What Our Graduates Do

The Philosophy Department at Villanova offers courses and programs which enhance a variety of future careers. Courses in Philosophy can provide a strong foundation in writing, analytic skills, communication and logic. Philosophy also leads to greater self-awareness and critical acumen, as well as a nuanced understanding of others and the world around us.

Many of our majors go to law school and now have positions with law firms around the country. Some of our graduates go to graduate school in Philosophy and have careers teaching Philosophy at the college level.

Most of our majors now hold positions in professional fields such as health services, education, insurance, educational administration, public relations and state and local government. To give just a few examples, our Philosophy graduates now have careers as museum curators, community service directors, state supreme court justices and college Presidents.

Kim Creel has taken a job at a life insurance company and is doing management training.

Ryan Doto has entered the PhD program in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research.

David Ederer, the winner of a Fulbright Foundation Scholarship, has traveled to South Korea as part of that award in order to teach English.

Paul Kossof has spent time visiting Shanghai and teaching English in Changsha, China. He plans to return to Shanghai to teach English or intern in a law firm. His long-term plans are to work in international law.

Kathleen McKee entered the PhD program in philosophy at Indiana University.

 

Gil Morejón is currently working towards a PhD in Philosophy at DePaul University, where his research centers on the development of ethically justifiable approaches to understanding our contemporary political situation and seeking the conditions for actual social change given the truth of real unfreedom. 

 

Andrew Moriarty, a Fulbright Foundation finalist and recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences St. Augustine Medallion, has been a member of the LANCE program and pursued a master's degree in Education at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.


Charles Myers, Phi Beta Kappa, has taken a year off but is planning on applying to graduate school.

Greg Norcross was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania for pre-medical sciences. He is planning to pursue an MD/PhD (philosophy) double degree at UPenn or elsewhere.

Rhodes Pinto, Phi Beta Kappa and co-recipient of the Robert Russell Medallion in Philosophy, has continued at Villanova to pursue an MA in Classics. He plans to apply to PhD programs in Philosophy.

Sarah Saladini, Phi Beta Kappa and co-recipient of the Robert Russell Medallion in Philosophy, has been studying Law at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark.

Christopher Tomaszewski has accepted an offer to begin studies in the Philosophy Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign having deferred for a year an offer to begin graduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Delaware.

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What can you do with a major in Philosophy?

The Philosophy Department at Villanova offers courses and programs which enhance a variety of future careers. Courses in Philosophy can provide a strong foundation in writing, analytic skills, communication and logic. Philosophy also leads to greater self-awareness and critical acumen, as well as a nuanced understanding of others and the world around us.

Many of our majors go to law school and now have positions with law firms around the country. Some of our graduates go to graduate school in Philosophy and have careers teaching Philosophy at the college level.

Most of our majors now hold positions in professional fields such as health services, education, insurance, educational administration, public relations and state and local government. To give just a few examples, our Philosophy graduates now have careers as museum curators, community service directors, state supreme court justices and college Presidents.

What some of our majors are doing with their B.A. in Philosophy

 

Kim Creel has taken a job at a life insurance company and is doing management training.

Ryan Doto has entered the PhD program in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research.

David Ederer, the winner of a Fulbright Foundation Scholarship, has traveled to South Korea as part of that award in order to teach English.

Paul Kossof has spent time visiting Shanghai and teaching English in Changsha, China. He plans to return to Shanghai to teach English or intern in a law firm. His long-term plans are to work in international law.

Kathleen McKee entered the PhD program in philosophy at Indiana University.

Gil Morejón is currently working towards a PhD in Philosophy at DePaul University, where his research centers on the development of ethically justifiable approaches to understanding our contemporary political situation and seeking the conditions for actual social change given the truth of real unfreedom. 

Andrew Moriarty, a Fulbright Foundation finalist and recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences St. Augustine Medallion, has been a member of the LANCE program and pursued a master's degree in Education at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.

Charles Myers, Phi Beta Kappa, has taken a year off but is planning on applying to graduate school.

Greg Norcross was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania for pre-medical sciences. He is planning to pursue an MD/PhD (philosophy) double degree at UPenn or elsewhere.

Rhodes Pinto, Phi Beta Kappa and co-recipient of the Robert Russell Medallion in Philosophy, has continued at Villanova to pursue an MA in Classics. He plans to apply to PhD programs in Philosophy.

Francis Prior has accepted a position at Assumption College as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, which starts in Fall of 2016.  Francis and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, will be moving to Worcester, Massachusetts.

Sarah Saladini, Phi Beta Kappa and co-recipient of the Robert Russell Medallion in Philosophy, has been studying Law at Rutgers University School of Law in Newark.

Christopher Tomaszewski has accepted an offer to begin studies in the Philosophy Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign having deferred for a year an offer to begin graduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Delaware.

 

Related Programs

Each semester, faculty in our Department teach courses that cross disciplinary and institutional boundaries, bringing the study of Philosophy into dialog with institutes, departments, centers and programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These disciplines and institutions include:

Augustinian Institute
Cognitive Science Program
Computer Science Department
Sociology and Criminal Justice Department
Geography and the Environment Department
Ethics Program
Honors Program
Center for Liberal Education
Center for Peace and Justice Education
Women’s Studies Program

Faculty in the Department also regularly bring the study of Philosophy into dialog with courses they teach for inmates at Graterford Prison.