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Studying Student


The Philosophy Department offers an individualized POE in or focusing on philosophy. You propose the program and it is approved by your two academic advisers. The POE requires 15 philosophy courses (for a total of 45 credits). Of those 15 courses, you must take at least six courses (18 credits) at the advanced level, one course in logic and two courses in the history of philosophy.”

Get Involved:

  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Philosophical Society
  • American Political Science Association
  • Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
  • PAX-O
  • Philosophy
  • Student Government Association
Professional organizations on campus

What Our Alumni Are Saying:

Studying philosophy at Juniata has enabled me to raise questions that I look forward to spending my life answering.

-Marie Boller ’12

Our Recent Graduates in Graduate School

Shiloe Mokay ’08 is pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Wurzburg and teaching a class called Modern Thinkers.

Our Recent Graduates in the Workforce

Justin Doutrich ’09 is employed as an agent at American General Life and Accident Insurance company.

Bennett Rea ’11 is currently working as a film writer, assistant and, occasionally, as an extra.

You can read about more outstanding Philosophy graduates.

What Can You Do With a POE in Philosophy?

Bachelor’s Degree

[Entry Level]
  • consultant
  • hospital administration
  • journalist
  • lobbyist
  • publisher

Graduate Degree

[Experience Often Required]
  • business administrator
  • lawyer
  • professor
  • public policy manager
  • public service official

Possible Employers:

  • business & industry
  • colleges & universities
  • consulting firms
  • hospitals
  • lobbyist/activist groups
  • non-profit organizations
  • publishing companies
  • political parties
  • religious associations
  • state/federal government

Related Occupations:

  • advertising executive
  • arbitrator
  • college administrator
  • diplomat
  • FBI/CIA agent
  • historian
  • judge
  • political scientist
  • psychologist
  • social worker

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to JuniataJobs.com
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network;create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up

Notable Internship Sites:

  • Audubon
  • Church World Service
  • Highlands Presbyterian Camp
  • Juniata College Office of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Peter J. Liska, LLC
Acquire on-the-job experience

Career Services Staff

  • Darwin V. Kysor, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
  • Michael J. Pennington,
    MHRM, M.Ed.
    Assistant Director