Majoring in philosophy offers a student the opportunity to gain skills in critical thinking, writing, and reading not afforded by many other disciplines. These are vital skills if one is to succeed in a rapidly changing work world. For those students who intend to pursue an advanced professional degree (for example, in medicine or law), the philosophy major provides the analytic training and intellectual studies that make for a well-rounded, qualified, and attractive candidate.

The concentrations for Philosophy major are:

Advising and Career Coaching

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Jen Daniel M.S.

Academic Advisor

Knobview Hall 110
Phone: (812) 941-2342

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Gregory Roberts M.A.

Assistant to the Dean, School of Arts and Letters
Lead Academic Advisor, School of Arts & Letters
BAS & BIS Coordinator – Applied Science

Knobview Hall 110U
Phone: (812) 941-2584

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Misti Jones

Assistant Director
Career Coach/Employer Liaison for Arts & Letters and Social Sciences

Univ. Center South 106
Phone: (812) 941-2275

Learn from Professionals

Social Media and Networking

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Student Organizations

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Get Experience

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer positions are a great way to get exposed to your field(s) of interest and to invest time in your local community.


IU Southeast students have completed the following internships to get related experience for their majors. For information on currently available internship opportunities, visit the Internships job board.

Top Employers

This top employers list was created using the LinkedIn Alumni Tool.

  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Humana
  • New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation
  • Community Montessori Public Charter School
  • University of Kentucky
  • Vissing Law LLC