The Department of Philosophy is very proud of our alumni, some of whom have attended Harvard Medical School, have been White House interns, won Marshall Scholarships, or have been CEOs and nonprofit directors. Our alumni work in a variety of jobs and professions, some of which defy common stereotypes. Over the last four decades, several of our alumni became philosophy professors at schools ranging from the Air Force Academy to Nova University in Florida. Dozens graduated from law school and became successful lawyers. More than forty pre-med students who majored in philosophy—or double majored in philosophy and biology—now practice medicine across America.


Students of the Philosophy Club. 2020 Distinguished Young Alumni Award – Amanda Keller

Besides these more typical professions, UAB philosophy alumni also work in:

  • hospital administration
  • hospital grant writing
  • radio and Sirius XM
  • real estate
  • libraries
  • police departments
  • banks
  • hospitals

No matter where you live now or what you do, we hope very much that you will stay in touch. One way to do so is by filling out the Update Your Information form. This will help us keep you informed about department news and upcoming events, and it will let us know what you're doing now.

We pride ourselves on providing training that can lead to success in any profession. So, what’s your story? Could it be an inspiration to a current philosophy major? We welcome your ideas and participation. In any event, check in on us occasionally to see what is happening in the Department of Philosophy. And if you’re in the neighborhood, drop by. We are now located in University Hall.