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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.


Philosophy asks fundamental questions about ourselves, the world, and our place within it.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Conflict resolution: listening and debate; capacity to anticipate and understand the views and concerns of others.

Interdisciplinary methodology and perspective: Understand and integrate different ways of thinking or conceptual frameworks.

Analytical and deductive reasoning: Critical and reflective thinking; synthesis, summation and clarification of complex data; think thoroughly and systematically, using methods of conceptual analysis, reasoning, and detailed description.

Ethical perspective and understanding:  Proficiency in using techniques for addressing complex ethical and practical dilemmas.

Understanding of logic and persuasion: Formulate and defend positions; identify key elements in an argument and to evaluate the logic of the argument; speak articulately and listen objectively.

Conflict resolution: listening and debate; capacity to anticipate and understand the views and concerns of others.

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Archivist
  • Bioethicist
  • Biomedical Ethics Researcher
  • Communications
  • Community Organizer
  • Crisis Counsellor
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Eligibility Review Officer
  • Ethics Consultant/Researcher
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Historian
  • Hospice Worker
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Intelligence Analyst/Officer
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Servant
  • Publisher
  • Researcher/Research Assistant
  • Social Activist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Technical Writer
  • Theologist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Writer

Potential Industries

  • Advertising
  • Archival Science
  • Bioethics
  • Broadcasting
  • Business & Industry
  • Community Development
  • Culture and historical societies
  • Education
  • Ethics Review Boards
  • Foreign Service
  • Funeral Services
  • Government
  • Hospital Administration & Public Health
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration Services
  • International Development
  • Libraries
  • Marketing
  • Media Corporations/Organizations
  • Museums
  • Non-Profits & NGOS
  • Philanthropic Foundations
  • Policy development
  • Political Parties
  • Post-conflict Resolution
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Research
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Theology
  • Writing

Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.


Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Arts Students' Centre
Social Sciences Building, SS102
T: 403.220-6318

Clubs on Campus 

Philosophia Student Club

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020