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Welcome to Philosophy

We welcome all those students of UC Merced who would like to learn more about (and do!) philosophy. Students at UC Merced can both major and minor in philosophy. Use the navigation bar at the top of the page to access information about faculty, courses, events, and online philosophy resources.

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Why? Employment

Philosophy majors have rewarding careers with median salaries of $81,200 per year, more than business and chemistry.

Why? Education

More philosophy majors are admitted to medical school and law school than any other major, with high scores on the required exams.

Why? Perspective

"Philosophy develops the capacity to see the world from the perspective of other individuals and other cultures." (more)

Why? Application

"Philosophy…provided good training for looking at larger societal questions, like globalization and technology." (more)