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Philosophy B.A.


What can I do with this major?

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  • Library Specialist
  • Community Liaison
  • Project Specialist
  • Grant Assistant
  • Community Supervision Officer
  • Assistant Director of Student Ministries
  • Legal Assistant
  • Archivist
  • Field Organizer
  • Life Coach
  • Academic Advisor
  • Administrative Assistant for Discipleship
  • Resource Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Patient Advocate
  • Content Writer
  • Community Relations
  • Family Development Worker
  • Research Assistant
  • Human Services Technician
  • Chaplain
  • Activist
  • Associate Director for Youth in Worship
  • Protective Services Specialist
  • Freelance Writer
  • Student Success Coach
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Policy Analyst
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Development Specialist

*These positions likely require a professional degree or certification beyond Bachelors.

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Professional Organizations

Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field:

  • Phi Sigma Tau (International Honor Society for Philosophy)
  • Pre-Law Association (UHD group)
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Webb Historical Society (UHD group)


Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Science in Technical Communication
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Social Work*
  • Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Master of Arts in Non-profit Management
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy*
  • Master of Laws or Juris Doctorate (Law School)*
  • Master of Public Policy*
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Public Administration*
  • Masters of World Cultures & Literature*

Community Partnerships

Research local organizations offering internships/field experiences to students pursuing a Philosophy degree.

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Martial Arts Training & Technics
  • Mona Mentors Community Agency, Inc.
  • USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
  • SEARCH Homeless Center
  • Houston SPCA
  • Center for the Healing of Racism
  • Houston Public Library
  • Mayor's Anti-Gang Task Force
  • The Museum of Fine Arts
  • Houston Area Women's Center
  • Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services DARS/Division of Blind Services
  • Children at Risk
  • Catholic Charities
  • Houston Parks and Recreation
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • The Women’s Home
  • VITAS Healthcare of Texas
  • Communities in Schools
  • ACLU of Texas
  • Houston Press
  • U.S. District Courts
  • Harris County Juvenile Probation
  • Julia C. Hester House

What is Philosophy?

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy graduates will have the ability to provide detailed critical examination of texts, conceptualize and execute research projects, and communicate effectively. These competencies will be developed through the study of topics such as: Moral Issues, Personal & Professional Logic, Sports Ethics, Power & Politics, Race or Gender, Film & Philosophy.