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Philosophy at Brooklyn College

If you plan to study philosophy, take a look at what Brooklyn College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Brooklyn College is located in Brooklyn, New York and approximately 17,735 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 15 students received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Brooklyn College.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Philosophy section at the bottom of this page.

Brooklyn College Philosophy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy

Brooklyn College Philosophy Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the philosophy progam at Brooklyn College compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The philosophy major at Brooklyn College is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Philosophy. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 83

How Much Do Philosophy Graduates from Brooklyn College Make?

The median salary of philosophy students who receive their bachelor's degree at Brooklyn College is $21,147. This is less than $28,602, which is the national average of all philosophy majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Philosophy Student Demographics at Brooklyn College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the philosophy majors at Brooklyn College.

Brooklyn College Philosophy Bachelor’s Program

47% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 15 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Brooklyn College. About 53% were men and 47% were women. The typical philosophy bachelor's degree program is made up of only 41% women. So female students are more repesented at Brooklyn College since its program graduates 6% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 53% more racial-ethnic minorities in its philosophy bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelor's in philosophy.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 2
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Brooklyn College also has a doctoral program available in philosophy. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into

A degree in philosophy can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Brooklyn College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Mathematical Science Professors 4,700 $105,070
Philosophy and Religion Professors 3,530 $80,480
Natural Sciences Managers 1,360 $148,460


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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