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B.A. Philosophy

A Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy offers students a foundation in philosophical thought and analytical skills.

Program Description 

The BA degree in Philosophy is an ideal liberal arts major providing students with foundations for careers in areas such as business, writing, teaching, public administration, law, environmental advocacy, the social and human services and advanced studies in other humanities. The degree program helps students develop skills for problem solving in everyday life and emphasizes comprehension, communication, interpretation, criticism and evaluation.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy demonstrate specific skills in projects and assignments throughout the course of their studies. Through a comprehensive capstone experience, students showcase academic accomplishments.  

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Four-Year Degree Plan

Please keep in mind that this degree plan is a recommended plan or guide. Students are not required to follow this plan to the letter and may be required to deviate from it due to course availability and other factors. Please consult with your academic adviser regarding all such matters.

Four-Year Degree Plan

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Janelle Gormley, Philosophy Major

Student Spotlight, Janelle Gormley

For Janelle Gormley, coming to UWF provided an opportunity to explore, be heard and change lives – including her own.

The senior transferred to UWF’s philosophy program after discovering a passion for the subject at Pensacola State College. "I was looking for all of these answers to ‘why,’" Janelle says. "It was a personal journey, and then it became a love."

Through UWF's Department of Philosophy, Janelle has been able to build upon her critical thinking skills, attend academic conferences, present in research symposiums and make a difference. As president ...Read more.