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Professional Pathways

Philosophy graduates have chosen to work in a wide variety of careers, including finance, law, and education. Our graduates have gone on to work for the following companies after graduation:
  • Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
  • City of Geneva
  • Columbia County Attorney’s Office
  • Criterion Ventures
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Dickinson College
  • Education First
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Fox Run Vineyards
  • IBM
  • ICAP Securities, LLC
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Nyingma Institue/Tibetan Aid Project
  • United States Marine Corps
Many philosophy majors have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in education, while others have obtained law degrees. Graduate Schools:
  • American University—Washington College of Law
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Quinnipiac School of Law
  • Royal School of Library and Information Science
  • University of Houston
  • University of San Francisco

Graduate Profile: Doug Edlin ’88

Doug Edlin

McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership Colorado College

“After graduating from Hobart, I earned a MA in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Cornell University. I then worked as a litigator in New Jersey and New York for several years, which I enjoyed very much, but part of me always felt drawn by the desire to teach at a liberal arts college. So I returned to graduate school and earned a PhD in public law from Oxford University.”