Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll Philosophy Students


Philosophy at Carroll College

What to Expect

The Carroll philosophy major introduces students to the foremost philosophical thinkers and issues, and immerses hem in the ongoing human discussions about truth, the meaning of life, ethics, and why we believe what we believe. In the process, students improve their critical thinking skills, as well as their ability to form and defend arguments. The result is a graduate able to communicate and problem-solve effectively, as well as someone grounded in principles of ethics and truth.

The major in philosophy acknowledges three goals for its program of study:

  1. Introduce students to the discussion of the ultimate truth and ultimate good;
  2. Familiarize students with major philosophical issues and thinkers; and,
  3. Prepare majors, minors and others for graduate study in such professional fields as philosophy, theology, and law.

Life After Graduation

Some of the more common career areas open to graduates with a bachelor's degree in philosophy include:

  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Computer science
  • Public administration
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Public relations

Many Carroll graduates go on to pursue graduate study as well. Recent Carroll philosophy graduates have gone on to earn graduate degrees in philosophy and law at schools such as Christian Brothers University, Loyola Marymount University, University of Montana, and University of Iowa. 


Philosophy majors consistently score higher on LSAT, GRE, and GMAT scores than other majors.