The philosophy major is not a path to just one career. One does not typically major in philosophy to become a philosopher. So, what do philosophy majors do after graduation? More importantly, what do Centenary philosophy majors do after graduation? Their lives follow many different, impressive paths--ranging from medicine to law to travel photography to teaching to careers in health and fitness. 

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Joanna Warren '16

Joanna double majored in philosophy and political science. She is earning her masters degree in public affairs from Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas--Austin.
Ashley Jackson ‘11

Philosophy, Minor in Political Science

Philosophy has truly benefited my law school career. One of the first things an attorney said he noticed about my resume was the fact that I’m a philosophy major. In law school it is important to not only understand your side of the argument, but also the argument of your opponent. I am able to critically examine how to advocate for my position, as well as breakdown my opponent’s argument, so I can effectively make arguments against it.

Nadine Kaskas ‘11

Philosophy & Biology

A background in philosophy is invaluable in negotiating the complex ethical dilemmas that healthcare providers may encounter in practice.

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David Westbrook double-majored in philosophy and music. He will take a year off to allow his voice to mature before pursuing a career in opera, most likely at the University of Houston.


Joanna Warren double majored in philosophy and political science. She is earning her masters degree in public affairs from Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas--Austin.


Greg Ewing, double major in philosophy and business, immediately earned a position at KPMG, one of the "Big Four" international accounting firms.


Scott Myers, double major in philosophy and chemistry, is earning a masters degree in electrical engineering at LATech when he's not making music.


Jacquelyn Batson Kotar,double major in philosophy and religious studies is District Aquatics Director at YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

Nadine Kaskas, double major in biology and philosophy is attending LSUS medical school. She has won the American Medical Association's leadership award and her presentation won first place in the Cancer Biology division of the American Medical Association's research symposium.

Maegan Shanks, immediately won a fellowship from the Foundation for Sustainable Development to travel to Kakamega, Kenya to work for the rights of disabled Kenyans after graduation. She earned a masters in international development from Gallaudet University in Washington DC.


Ashley Jackson became Director of Basketball Operations at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. She won a full-ride scholarship to LSU Law where she's now preparing to be a lawyer.


Jason Blilie earned his law degree from University of Miami Law School and is now an Associate Attorney at Bogert & Rembold, P.L.


Lacey Anderson majored in German and Philosophy, earned a masters degree in Philosophy from SUNY, Binghamton.

Devin Rourke majored in Business Administration and Philosophy, went to work for the Burlington-Northern railroad company. He now lives in Denver and is studying to be a dentist at the Colorado University—Anshutz.

Stephen Lioy, majored in Philosophy and Political Science, became a travel photographer. He has worked in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Check out his travel blog, Monk Bought Lunch.

Matt Nodurfth spent two years (2008-2010) teaching English in Japan, then spent time biking through Arkansas, then went back to Japan for another two years.

Liz Tomsula spent a year traveling and working in Australia, then returned to Colorado in Fall 2009 and interned for Gov. Ritter. She is currently Director of Operations for the EDGE Soccer Club.

Leo Kacenjar graduate in Philosophy and Communication: Film, Television and Video, attended graduate school in Digital Media Studies at the University of Denver. He now works as a web developer for the Open Media Foundation.


Jeff Jacobie, has his own custom woodworking and cabinetry company, Jeff Jacobie Company, LLC, in Dallas, TX.

Greg Hogan attended Quinnipiac University School of Law.


Stuart Ponder majored in history, philosophy and political science. He attended LSU’s law school, the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He worked as a clerk for Justice Victory on Louisiana Supreme Court, before entering private law practice with Fowler, Rodriguez, Valdez-Fauli in New Orleans.

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