Please visit the Philosophy major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: Philosophy involves examining and questioning basic beliefs about the constituents of reality, the course of action that is right and just, what beauty is, and what makes for sound arguments.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Philosophy Majors

  • Attorneys
  • TV Development Directors
  • Business Analysts
  • Public Advocates
  • News Reporters

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Consider graduate school
  • Develop one or more concentrations
  • Seek campus leadership positions
  • Become an effective writer and communicator
  • Participate in professional organizations
  • Find a relevant internship
  • Develop research skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to ethical issues by volunteering
  • Shadow professionals to gain experience and network
  • Possess high moral and ethical standards
  • Obtain any needed advanced degrees or certifications
  • Take courses in applicable areas of interest