What Can I Do with a Leadership Degree?
Graduates with leadership skills are sought out by most employers. Leadership majors at Adrian College often double major in business, social work, communications, athletic training, political science, healthcare management and other majors. The leadership major at Adrian College with its emphasis on ethics prepares students for careers in any field that requires leadership skills. These include fields such as business, politics, social work, educational administration, healthcare management, church leadership, non-profit work, advocacy work, and public relations.
What Can I Do with a Philosophy Degree?
Most students ask this obvious question: What can I do with a philosophy degree? They are often surprised when they find out that while many philosophy majors do become philosophy professors, a lot of them do not. Instead, they go on to become prominent members of many other professions and careers. These include business, law, politics, journalism, non-profit organizations, the medical field, the arts, and many more.
A bachelor’s degree in philosophy provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in many areas of the humanities, law school, and business school. Philosophy majors have very impressive scores on standardized tests such as the GMAT (for MBA), the LSAT (Law School Admission Test), and the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). Philosophy majors have the second highest scores in the GMAT and they score higher than business majors. They rank second highest for in the LSAT and they score the highest in all of the humanities. Philosophy majors rank first than any major in the verbal section of the GRE and fourth in the quantitative section (below only Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology majors).
Famous Philosophy Majors
- Thomas Jefferson (U.S. President)
- Rudy Guiliani (former Mayor of New York City)
- Robert MacNamara (former Secretary of Defense)
- Richard Riorden (Former Mayor of Los Angeles)
- Justice David Souter (Supreme Court Justice)
- Justice Stephen Breyer
- George Stephanopoulos (former White House Press Secretary)
- Frank Moran (founder of Plante and Moran)
- George Soros (financier and philanthropist)
- Wes Anderson (director, The Royal Tennenbaums, Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited)
- Pearl S. Buck (Nobel Prize for Literature)
- Ethan Coen (filmmaker, O Brother Where Art Thou, No Country for Old Men)
- Umberto Eco (Novelist)
- Richard Gere (actor)
- Philip Glass (composer)
- Bruce Lee (martial artist, actor)
- Elmore Leonard (author)
- Iris Murdoch (author)
- Robert Motherwell (painter)
- Barnett Newman (painter)
- Marsha Norman (playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner)
- Mary Higgins Clark (author)
- Woody Allen (director, actor)
- Steve Martin (actor, director, playwright, and author)\
- Phil Jackson (NBA coach)
- Aung San Suu Kyi (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize)
- Pope John Paul II
- Albert Schweitzer (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize)
- Angela Davis (social activist and political philosopher)
- Mario Savio (civil rights leader)
- Juan Williams (NPR host, writer, journalist)
What can I do with a Religion Degree?Most students ask this obvious question: What can I do with a degree in religion? They are often surprised to find out that many religion majors do not become members of the clergy, but go on to become prominent members of many other professions. Such professions include, social services, journalism, public relations, music, health and welfare organizations. A bachelor’s degree in religion is great preparation for law, business school, medicine, or graduate study in counseling, humanities, or administration.
For those who wish to pursue more traditional career paths with a bachelor’s degree in religion, such a degree is the ideal preparation for youth ministries, campus ministry, adult ministries, theological and medical missionary outreach, religious education, religious activities programming, chaplaincy, and several other related fields. For those desiring to enter the clergy, an undergraduate major in religion is the best training for the seminary. A bachelor’s degree in religion is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in religion, which lead to career opportunities in secondary and higher education.
Famous Religion Majors
- Willard Scott (TV personality)
- David Duchovny (actor, X Files)
- Harrison Ford (actor)
- Peter Lynch (director)
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Elie Wiesel (human rights activist)
- John Silber (former president of Boston University)
- Pierre Trudeau (former Canadian Prime Minister)
- Rahm Emanuel (Chief of Staff and former Clinton White House political advisor)
- Vaclav Havel (former President of Czechoslovakia)
- Jerry Brown (former Governor of California)
- John Elway (former QB for the Denver Broncos)
- Michael McKaskey (owner of the Chicago Bears)
- Aaron Taylor (offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers)
- Mike Schmidt (former Philadelphia Philly)
- Shane Battier (All American, Duke Basketball, NBA player)