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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

To complete a major in Philosophy, a student will need 30 hours of coursework with grades of C minus or better, 21 of which must be at the 3000-level or above. Additional requirements include a minor, completion of a classical or modern foreign language through the 2200-level, and a minimum GPA of 2.00 within the major.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Mathematics3
GE History3
Digital Literacy course3
Foreign Language4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
Foreign Language4
GE Natural Science3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
GE Core Social Science3
Oral Communication Competency3
Reasoning and Critical Thinking3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Foreign Language4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Humanities/ Cultural Practice3
GE Ethics3
GE Social Science3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Required Milestones: Term 4
Oral Communication Competency
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
PHI 3670 Ethical Theory3
PHI 2100 Reasoning and Critical Thinking or PHI 3130 Introduction to Symbolic Logic or IDS 3358 Making the Argument3
Philosophy Major Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete PHI3670 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete PHI2100 or PHI3130 or IDS3358 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy3
Philosophy Major Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete PHH3400 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
PHH3130 Plato and His Predecessors or PHH3140 Aristotle to Augustine (Ancient Philosophy)3
Philosophy Major Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete PHH3130 or PHH3140 ( ≥ C minus )
Pre-Graduation Check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
PHI4938r Senior Seminar for Majors3
Metaphysics & Epistemology3
Philosophy Major Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete PHI4938r ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Metaphysics & Epistemology course from approved list
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major (Baccalaureate level): Policy Analyst, Teacher, Curriculum Specialist(Secondary School), Writer, Researcher, Administrative Assistant, Editorial Assistant/Editor, Information Specialist, Management Trainee/Manager. With further study: Attorney, Data Analyst, Management Consultant, Programmer, Professor(Community College, 4-year College, University).

Representative Employers: Law Firms, Schools, Colleges, Universities, State and Federal Government Agencies, Publishing Companies, Newspapers and Magazines, Private Business and Industry, Charitable Organizations, Management Consultants

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

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