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.

Chris Bousquet '16
Chris Bousquet '16, right, double major in philosophy and government, tutors Conor Bradley '16, left, in the Writing Center.

A student’s exploration: making the most of multiple interests

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.

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A graduate’s progress: writing for the Washington-Post

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.

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