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Develop your problem-solving, critical thinking, and writing skills.

What a does a talented comedian like Stephen Colbert and a profound leader like Martin Luther King Jr. have in common? They both majored in philosophy. This major prepares and enlightens curious minds and opens doors to virtually any dream job.

The journey to obtain your Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy will teach you how to think, not what to think. This major encourages critical and systematic inquiry into fundamental questions of right and wrong, truth and falsehood, and the meaning of life.

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Top Reasons

Graduate School Ready

Studies by the Department of Education show that philosophy majors receive top scores on standardized tests like the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. We have 100% placement in outstanding graduate programs.

Make More Money

Philosophy majors succeed long term, too, and get high-paying jobs. According to Payscale, philosophy majors can expect to earn $81,200 at their mid-career median salary.

Study Abroad

Take advantage of Florida Southern's guarantee to travel to places such as Italy, Turkey, Greece, England, and Israel on Junior Journey trips.

Honors Option

We offer an Honors in Philosophy, which gives exceptional students an opportunity to complete a thesis project under the direction of a faculty member.
Harry Nethery, IV, Ph.D.

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Harry Nethery

To love wisdom is to strive to take better care of oneself and of others through critical thinking. This understanding of wisdom, and thus philosophy, informs every class that I teach. My goal is to help students develop their critical thinking skills in the service of living better lives and of being responsible local and global citizens, while also showing them the crucial role that the Humanities play in this task.

Clubs And More

On campus, eligible students may be inducted into Phi Tau Sigma, the national honor society in philosophy.

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Harry Nethery, IV Harry Nethery, IV, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

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