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What Our Graduates Do


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.

Charlotte Constan
, ’18, will be working at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC in their development department. 

Ryan Kelly, ’18, will be attending Villanova Law next year in hopes of pursuing a career in criminal law.

Jalaneya Marrero-Golden, ’18, is spending 2018-10 in an Americorps position with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Portland, Oregon as an Educational Support Specialist.

Pete McMillan, ’18, is planning to stay in Bryn Mawr after graduation where he will continue as a member of the fire department live-in program.

Joshua Procario-Foley, ’18, will be part of the Teach for America corps, teaching middle school English at a school called Roxbury Prep in Boston, MA.  

Ryan Smith, ’17, is a JD candidate, Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Emily Tenuta, ’17, is the Corporate Development Coordinator at Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

Jacob Weiss, ’18, will be going to The Basic School as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps on August 13th.

Jamie M. Noonan Witte, ‘13, is a Law Clerk at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

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.