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The Examined Life

Philosophy is a practical and vital field of study for all those seeking the Good Life. As power-hungry politicians and social media platforms continue to distort, confuse, and manipulate, philosophy instills in students the necessary self-critical attitude needed to face such challenges. As "lovers of truth," philosophers ask the difficult and important questions, ones central to any healthy and well-functioning life and democracy. If you are interested in living an authentic life, in which your beliefs and values are critically assessed and evaluated, then philosophy is the major or minor for you.

Jumpstart Your Career

Few programs are as versatile as Philosophy in preparing you for the career of your choice. Philosophy majors pursue careers in law, medicine, business, finance, politics, cognitive science, and a host of other fields. A little known secret is that Philosophy majors excel at graduate and professional examinations, as well as achieve salaries and levels of professional success that rival other pursuits. Philosophy students often pursue the degree as a "side-dish" major, one in addition to their main major, helping to take their career to the next level.

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Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy makes an excellent undergraduate major for students going on to careers in law, business, fields relating to social policy and public affairs, and graduate studies.

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What Will I Learn?

Students who develop these skills gain perspective to meet problems squarely, improvise and devise solutions, and overcome unpredictable circumstances in life.

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Career Opportunities

Students with a background in philosophy go on to careers including; technical writing, policy analyst, librarian, county supervisor and legal researcher.

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Philosophers’ Café

Faculty from UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College are collaborating to initiate a series of Philosophers’ Cafés in the Green Bay area.

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Become a Phoenix


UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

Professor Hye-Kyung Kim

Meet Hye-Kyung Kim

“Philosophy is a crucial examination of our most fundamental beliefs and concepts. It asks questions that other areas of study don’t, and it does its best to answer them through the use of reason. Does God exist? Do we survive our bodily death? Does life have a meaning? What is the best life a person can lead? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? These are some of the questions of philosophy.”

-Hye-Kyung Kim, Associate Professor, Humanistic Studies

Meet and contact any of our Philosophy professors.

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