Philosophy, BACHELOR OF ARTS

Arts, Sciences, & Education

Campus:Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The Philosophy Major emphasizes effective and critical reading, writing, and speaking; and the study of philosophy deals with the interpretation of texts, the balanced exposition and examination of issues, the construction and appraisal of arguments and explanations, and the criticism of doctrines and things commonly taken for granted. The skills and training which one receives as a philosophy major or minor are valuable in many careers. The major serves as evidence to prospective employers or graduate schools that one is capable of creative and analytical thinking and proficient in research, reasoning, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication. Among the fields to which philosophy majors have entered are teaching at the pre-college level, government, law, medicine, business, journalism, and publishing.

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen or as a Transfer student with less than 60 transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

2. Transfer students entering FIU with 60 or more transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with 60 or more approved credits. Click here for the details.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree):

Florida Median income $51,230
Florida rate of growth +22%
National Median wages $63,630
National Projected growth +19%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1126.00

Contact Information

Philosophy
MMC: DM 347 | 305-348-3346
http://casgroup.fiu.edu/Philosophy/