Welcome to the Department of Philosophy!
At Spring Hill College, all students take at least three philosophy courses, but many take more. Why? Because philosophy is awesome, that’s why. But also because more and more people are realizing that an undergraduate degree in the humanities, and particularly in philosophy, is one of the most valuable degrees to have. And in case you’re wondering, it’s not (just) humanities professors who are saying this; as Catherine Rampell has recently written, scientists are themselves are arguing that the skills humanities studies cultivate will be essential to getting the best jobs. The reason is simple: philosophy (and the other pure humanities) teach you how to think. Studying philosophy gives you phenomenal skills in critical thinking and writing that actually give you broader job prospects than other majors that are geared towards specific jobs. The numbers on graduate school tests bear this out, too. Think about it: if you study accounting, you’re qualified to be…an accountant! But if you study philosophy, you’re qualified for any number of jobs.
For more on why YOU should be a philosophy major or double major (yes, you can major in philosophy AND something else! – it’s very easy!), check out the link above, or click here.
We have just completed our search for a visiting Assistant Professor for the 2013-14 academic year. We expect to do at least one, and possibly two, tenure-line searches in the Fall; descriptions have yet to be determined.