Practical Reasons to Study Philosophy
Philosophy comes from the Greek meaning "love of wisdom." Thinking deeply about philosophical questions can be very rewarding. But what can you do with it at the end of the day? Philosophy is fundamentally about thinking clearly, reading carefully, arguing persuasively, and writing effectively. You can apply these skills to any problem and that can be more valuable than learning facts about a specific field.
Studying philosophy is flexible. Since there isn't a strict sequence of courses, it makes a great second major or minor regardless of what you want to do after college. The numbers back this up. Philosophy majors make more money 10 years after graduating with an undergraduate degree than any other humanities field majors. [source]
Through lectures, seminars, guided research, colloquia, student clubs, interdisciplinary and special studies programs, and visiting philosophers, a challenging and balanced context for philosophical development is provided for major and non-major alike.