Wondering what you can do with a Philosophy degree from Temple University? Take a look at what some famous individuals have done with philosophy degrees and where some of our successful alumni have landed. Ready to get started? Make your declaration, consider a study abroad opportunity, visit us on campus, learn about your transfer options and apply today before our deadlines arrive.

What Can I Do With a Degree in Philosophy?

Temple Philosophy alumni have gone on to study law, medicine, and other graduate studies at top-ranked universities. They have also developed successful professional and academic careers. These are all skills developed by studying philosophy.

Famous People Who Have Philosophy Degrees

Philosophy graduates work in careers that range from comedian to Supreme Court justice. Famous philosophy majors include

  • George Soros - Investor and Philanthropist
  • Martin Luther King - Civil Rights Leader
  • San Suu Kyi - Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Stephen Colbert - Comedian
  • Stacey London - Stylist
  • Stephen Breyer - Supreme Court Justice
  • Stephen Colbert - Comedian
  • Steve Martin - Actor
  • Thomas Jefferson - US President

Temple Philosophy BA Alumni

Graduates from the Department of Philosophy are influential in the arts and work as activists, lawyers, teachers and more. Here is a partial list of successful graduates from our department.


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