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The Philosophy Department at UWF offers small classes, personal attention from respected faculty and hands-on experience working with local organizations.

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Recent UWF Philosophy student Carter, who has since gone on to pursue his M.A. in Philosophy at The University of Florida, talks about his experiences in Philosophy at UWF. He doesn't mention that he also GOT PAID for being a major in Philosophy. Carter served as the Philosophy Department's Logic Tutor for two years, as well as a Faculty Research Assistant, receiving a regular paycheck as he pursued his degree. The Department of Philosophy routinely provides paid positions such as these for top-performing students.

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These Students Say...

Michael Hamel

Michael D. Hamel

"I chose UWF's Philosophy/ Religious Studies program because I wanted to know what it meant to be a real human being. That way I could help other people find their own meaning in life."

- Michael D. Hamel

Kate Devereux

Kate Devereux

"I chose to study philosophy in the same way one chooses to breath oxygen after having the wind knocked out of 'em. Philosophy literally saved me from myself; I am alive because of it, having never truly lived before."

- Kate Devereux

Ron Scott

Ron Scott

"I chose Philosophy because it allows my mind to wonder. I like the radical freedom that comes with philosophical thought. I also want to see if I am able to succeed in this field."

- Ron Scott