The philosophy program plays an important part in the student's liberal arts education as well as preparing the student for graduate study or future employment. It is an excellent preparation for advanced study in philosophy, leading to the Masters or Doctoral degrees, or for professional schooling such as the law.
It also serves as a basic major toward graduate studies that do not require a major in their specific field, such as English, psychology, theology or communication arts. In the recent past, students graduating with majors in philosophy have gone on to graduate school, law school, seminary, scientific research, or business.
The critical skills and conceptual discipline developed in philosophy have also been recognized as excellent preparation for careers involving computers and computer programming.