Why study PHRE?

… if I went back to college today, I think I would probably major in comparative religion, because that’s how integrated it is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today.
John Kerry, United States Secretary of State, August 7, 2013

So… what good is a degree in Philosophy and Religion?

We’re glad you asked!

The following are some great places to look for reassuring answers to some of your deepest questions about the value of a Philosophy and Religion degree.

Note that while many of the answers are about degrees in philosophy, the very same skills one develops in philosophy courses makes the answers equally applicable to a degree in Philosophy and Religion.

And here are some great graphs and charts illustrating the value of a PHRE education.

For those looking for advice about non-academic opportunities with a PHRE degree, be sure to check out the American Philosophical Association’s “Beyond Academia” webpage and the highly informative PDF file it links to.

Finally, click here to see lots of famous people with degrees in philosophy.  (Among other people with a claim to fame, the founder of the PopSockets company is a former philosophy professor!)

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