Degree:Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Department:Building 50, Room 228
(850) 474-2672
College:Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
CIP Code:38.0101
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.A. degree in Philosophy is an ideal liberal arts major and provides students with foundations for a great number of careers in areas such as business, writing, teaching, public administration, law, environmental advocacy, the social and human services, and advanced studies in other humanities. The degree program helps students develop skills for problem solving in everyday life and emphasizes comprehension, communication, interpretation, criticism, and evaluation.

Program Requirements

In addition to the University’s general requirements, students seeking the B.A. in Philosophy must meet the requirements listed below. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all major courses. 

Capstone Requirement
During their senior year of study (or during the junior year with the approval of the department Chair), and with the assistance of their advisor, each student will officially designate one of two options as their Capstone Experience: the Capstone Research Project or the Capstone Portfolio. The Research Project is recommended for those planning to attend graduate school in Philosophy, while the Portfolio is recommended for those not planning further formal study in Philosophy. At the beginning of that term, it is the student’s responsibility to submit to the Department Chairperson a “Capstone Experience Proposal” (signed by the Instructor of the Capstone Course, if applicable, and the student’s advisor). The design of the Capstone Research Project will give the student an opportunity to showcase academic accomplishments in a unified format through the production of a substantial research project. Exemplary projects will be submitted to showcase opportunities on and off campus. Students completing either Capstone project should fill out a Variable Credit Hour form and take one credit hour of PHI 4905 under the supervision of a faculty member as a Directed Study.