Philosophy is a practice at Hamilton, where your professors will encourage you to be engaged and to apply your training beyond the classroom. For instance, philosophy majors have developed and taught philosophy mini-classes to their peers and to local high school students.
Maybe it’s harder to make choices when your interests blanket the course catalogue, but Chris Bousquet ’16 found a way to fit things in. He double-majors in philosophy and government; at one point he was thinking maybe physics and government or French and government. He entered Hamilton College as a Schambach Scholar, which means he has a stipend to do research in a subject of his own choosing. He went with math.More >>
When Sean Sullivan ’07 spent a semester in Hamilton College’s New York City program and interned at ABC News Production, he was en route to a career. The internship led to another the following summer with ABC News “Nightline.” "And that's where I fell in love with journalism. There was never a dull day. And I felt like we were telling important stories that people needed to see. It was hard work, but a really great experience,” says Sullivan, who went on to a number of journalism jobs and now covers national politics for “The Fix,” a Washington Post politics blog.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in philosophy are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: