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Philosophy

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.

Top Reasons to choose Philosophy at florida southern college

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.

Find answers for fundamental questions about the nature of reality, knowledge, and value.

In PHI 2208 Logic, you’ll study methods of correct reasoning by approaching it through “formal” and “informal” perspectives. The course will explore how these perspectives are useful in solving various real-world problems through critical thinking and mathematical models for reasoning.

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Learn more about Philosophy at the Virtual Day on Campus

Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the Philosophy program.

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Featured Philosophy Faculty

Dr. H.A. Nethery
- Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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 greater service of living better lives and of being responsible local and global citizens.

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Clubs and More

On campus, you can belong to the Philosophy Club and eligible students may be inducted into Phi Tau Sigma, the national honor society in philosophy.

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Program Information

Admission Requirements

First-Years

All domestic freshman applicants to Florida Southern College’s full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

In the News

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Philosophy and the Overview Effect: Part 2

Inspired by a course Philosophy and the Weird he taught, Dr. H.A. Nethery IV ...

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Philosophy and the Overview Effect: Part 1

Inspired by a course Philosophy and the Weird he taught, Dr. H.A. Nethery IV ...

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Post-Truth and the History of Philosophy: Part 2

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Philosophy Program Contact

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

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Dr. H.A. Nethery IV

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
863.680.4183

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