The Department of Philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy and a Master of Arts (MA) in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics. The undergraduate program (Major/Minor) entails a wide range of courses based on a commitment to pluralism in philosophical analysis, including Anglo-American, European-Continental as well as Comparative Perspectives. The M.A. in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics allows for the advanced study of ethical, social, political and cultural philosophy as well as applied ethics. The well-established Graduate Program is unique in the state of Florida and equally geared to prepare students for future graduate work as well as aid professionals with ethical expertise. The related Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics is particularly designed for active professionals.The Department of Philosophy at UNF is associated with the Florida Blue Center for Ethics. The Center promotes deepening an understanding of ethical dimensions in the public sphere through sponsorship of unique educational and research programs for students, faculty, members of professional communities, as well as the general public in Northeast Florida.The Department houses the Religious Studies Program. Dedicated to the comparative study of religion in a humanities and social science framework, Religious Studies offers courses that explore commonalities and differences across the world's traditions today and in the past, as well as introducing current theoretical and methodological tools from the field for investigation and interpretation of complex religious beliefs and practices.Department Faculty consists of teacher/scholars with national and international reputations. They contribute to a rapidly growing public institution in the metropolitan area of Jacksonville in Northeast Florida. Housed in the largest college on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department entertains productive connections to many programs and centers.
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