Success Stories in Philosophy


Whittier College’s Philosophy majors graduate with a wide variety of opportunities before them. Recent alumni are completing advanced degrees at institutions that include California State University, Long Beach, University of Notre Dame, Duke University, University of California, Irvine, Talbot School of Theology, Cal Arts, and Claremont Graduate University.

Graduates who enter the professional arena have taken careers in higher education, law medicine, journalism, stand-up comedy, and management.

See what our alumni are up to

John Maki ’98
Executive Director
John Howard Association of Illinois

“I cannot separate my experience at Whittier from my professors. My relationships with professors like Praetorius, Kjellberg, Furman-Adams, and Adams changed my life. I think that's the real value of a liberal arts education, particularly when you study philosophy: it provides a unique opportunity to examine complex ideas about life, and, in so doing, learn how to think about yourself and the world.” Read more.