In the summer of 1997 the Philosophy Department mailed a questionnaire to New Paltz graduates (1970-1997) who had majored in philosophy. Of the 103 questionnaires that were mailed we received 28 responses detailing present occupations, previous jobs, and further degrees attained. The survey also posed these two questions to the graduates:
How has your philosophy major been helpful in graduate work or in finding a job?
Has your philosophy major been helpful in everyday life?