What Can You Do With A Major In Philosophy?
Philosophy deals with many issues such as the limits of human knowledge, the different aspects of reality, the foundation of value, and the nature of logic and correct reasoning. The study of philosophy provides the highest level of training in the analytical or reasoning skills needed by those pursuing careers in law, teaching, government, and business. Philosophical ideas can be applied to many aspects of life and experiences, and therefore can be used in a variety of careers.
Students in this track are free to select their 15 elective hours (five courses) from any courses offered by the program; they are encouraged, however, to include in their program of study courses identified by the different philosophy prefixes--PHH, PHI, PHM, and PHP.
This track is available for students planning graduate study in philosophy. Students choose five courses from the following:
This track is available for artists, writers, and performers interested in the theoretical foundations of their work; for prospective teachers of literature and the arts; and for students planning graduate work in literary theory or cultural studies.
This track is available for students planning careers in public affairs, law, management, international relations or for those planning graduate work in social or political theory.
This track is available for pre-professional students who wish to develop a comparative understanding of value issues across professions or are planning graduate work in theoretical or applied ethics.
This track is available for students interested in exploring the range and diversity of philosophical themes as developed over time and across cultures.
To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).
According to the Summer 2011 NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Salary Survey, philosophy majors on average start at about $31,900 to start.
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Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.American Association of Philosophy TeachersAmerican Philosophical AssociationAmerican Philosophical Practitioners AssociationAssociation for Symbolic LogicSociety for Women in Philosophy
National Organizations or Databases http://www.academploy.com/http://www.h-net.org/jobs/http://www.higheredjobs.com/http://www.hscareers.com/http://www.lawjobs.com/http://www.socialservice.com/http://www.talentzoo.com/http://www.writejobs.com/
Local Programs - Master of Arts in Philosophy and other related programs University of North Florida Barry UniversityFlorida State UniversityUniversity of FloridaUniversity of MiamiNational Programs- Master of Arts in Philosophy and other related programs University of GeorgiaUniversity of South CarolinaOther resources for graduate program researchhttp://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
Philosophy: Social; Artistic; Investigative (SAI)
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