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   The Philosophy Major: The Philosophy major is designed to give students an understanding of the historical development of philosophic concepts and to introduce students to the logical tools applicable to philosophical work. A variety of electives are offered, which are intended to enrich the student's understanding of the field. Courses dealing with theoretical issues from the following disciplines can serves as electives: Economics, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with a Philosophy degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in Philosophy.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Community Service Agency Worker
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Editor
  • Grant Writer
  • Indexer
  • Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
  • Researcher
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Writer/Author
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Clergy
  • Computer Programmer
  • Critic
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fund-raiser
  • Legal Assistant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Missionary
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Administrator/Manager
  • Religious Education Director
  • Social Worker
  • Technical Writer/Communicator

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • Prevent Child Abuse
  • Mirae Foundation
  • Fund for American Studies
  • Association of Hispanic Arts
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • ArtsPower National Touring Theatre
  • Guess. Inc.
  • Seattle Times
  • Women's Sports Foundation
  • WKTU
  • Historic Hudson Valley
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Westfield Symphony Orchestra
  • New England Wildlife Center
  • Ortho-McNeill
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • International Sports Publishing
  • Newark Museum
  • National Book Foundation
  • Prudential
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