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Double majoring

araka7araka7 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
I am really interested in philosophy as well as law. Those two also kind of go hand-in-hand. I want to major in philosophy but i am aware the job outlook for a philosophy degree is poor. That is why I am also thinking accounting, so....

Opinions on double majoring accounting/philosophy? People with one of these majors?

I figured you can get a CPA and guaranteed a job as an accountant, and with philosophy major you could do better than the average person in law school,as well as enrich your life.
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Replies to: Double majoring

  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 36,037 Super Moderator
    Why not take accounting as a major with a philosophy minor? The idea behind philosophy for law is to teach critical thought. You don't necessarily need a major for that.
  • araka7araka7 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    That is true, but I feel as if I would love philosophy. I might just end up taking it as a minor though.

    I believe I have more room to take a double major because my senior year in HS (next year) I will be taking dual-enrollment classes.
  • lynxinsiderlynxinsider Registered User Posts: 1,279 Senior Member
    You'll need a master's degree in accounting (or at least something like 30 graduate credits) to become a CPA.

    What about a double in math and philosophy or major in math minor in philosophy? Those two subjects also go hand-in-hand, and math will open a number of doors.
  • araka7araka7 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Math isn't really my strongest subject, plus I don't even know what kind of jobs you'd be able to have with a math degree, but im sure nothing I'd like.

    You need a masters to earn a CPA?

    Think I'm favoring the accounting major/philosophy minor route as of now.

    Thanks for your replies!
  • NYU2013NYU2013 Registered User Posts: 1,780 Senior Member
    Personally, being a double major (philosophy and politics), minor in psychology and sociology, I would never give up my philosophy major for a minor. There's a huge difference in the amount of learning one does a minor or a major; and a number of classes (at least at NYU) are only open to philosophy majors.
  • araka7araka7 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    NYU, if i wasn't looking at money, job outlook, etc. I would probably choose exactly what you did; philosophy/politics.

    Those are by far my favorite subjects, but i feel like that isn't the best way to go for someone like me who doesn't have the money to spend on a degree or two that isn't a great job outlook/decent money.

    I'm starting to gain a lot of interest in accounting due to the fact that getting a CPA basically guarantees you a decent right afterwards and I think I could be successful in it. It also seems to open a ton of doors.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 73,615 Senior Member
    Are you interested in tax law or something like that where accounting knowledge can be helpful to law practice?

    Philosophy should help you in exercising both the logical and humanistic sides of your mind.
  • araka7araka7 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    I dont really know what im interested in as far as more specific accounting types haha. Although I think i probably would be interested in tax law.

    If I want a masters in accounting, would it take more time and/or be a good amount more difficult to get a bachelors in philosophy?
  • araka7araka7 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member

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  • kylebelieveskylebelieves Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    math and philosophy majors are both like the top two majors that score well on the LSAT (or something close to that), so if you're interested in law, those would be the way to go.
  • araka7araka7 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    More and more I think about it, the less i want to become a lawyer. Especially after reading that "bad news law school" article or whatever its called.

    But nonetheless,i want a major or minor in philosophy just because philosophy wouldn't just be a class for me.... it would be a hobby
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