After Whittier

Whittier College’s Philosophy majors graduate with a wide variety of opportunities before them. Recent alumni are completing advanced degrees at institutions that include California State University, Long Beach, University of Notre Dame, Duke University, University of California, Irvine, Talbot School of Theology, Cal Arts, and Claremont Graduate University.

Graduates who enter the professional arena have taken careers in higher education, law medicine, journalism, stand-up comedy, and management.

See what our alumni are up to

John Maki ’98
Executive Director
John Howard Association of Illinois

“I cannot separate my experience at Whittier from my professors. My relationships with professors like Praetorius, Kjellberg, Furman-Adams, and Adams changed my life. I think that's the real value of a liberal arts education, particularly when you study philosophy: it provides a unique opportunity to examine complex ideas about life, and, in so doing, learn how to think about yourself and the world.” Read more.

James Kreuger ’97
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Redlands

“Whether it was a small class that moved into professor Paul Kjellberg’s office for our regular meetings, or night classes up in Hartley House with professor David Hunt, or hours spend in the physics lounge working on problems and knocking on professor Seamus Lagan’s door for help, I had many great opportunities to get guidance and advice from outstanding teachers and mentors. Much of what I try to do today in my own teaching comes directly from lessons I learned at Whittier.” Read more.