2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy (B.A.)


College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Philosophy,
Psychology Building, Room: 220

http://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/
Email: Philosophy@ucf.edu

Dr. Don Jones, donjones@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2273

The B.A. program in Philosophy aims to provide students with the theoretical skills and knowledge to engage with the complex issues of our time. It centers on the principles of knowledge, responsibility, and society, and it provides students with opportunities to investigate the connections between intellectual pursuits and moral and public virtue.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each required course.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major without prior departmental approval.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF Philosophy Department.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Select Two: (6 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math (6 Credit Hours)


Statistics - Computers: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)


  • None

Core Requirements: Basic Level (9 Credit Hours)


Select Two:


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (36 Credit Hours)


Core (6 Credit Hours)


1 To be completed before the end of Junior year as a prerequisite to enrollment in Senior courses.

Reasoning (6 Credit Hours)


Select Two: (6 Credit Hours)


History of Philosophy (9 Credit Hours)


Select Two: (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Values and Society (6 Credit Hours)


Being and Knowing (6 Credit Hours)


Topics in Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Appropriate Special Topics in Philosophy may be substituted for some core courses with prior approval by Departmental advisor.

Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)


  • Select six hours of approved courses in Philosophy or related areas, subject to approval by Departmental advisor.
  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Met by graduation requirement.

Graduation

  • Proficiency equivalent to one year of college instruction in a foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or Judaic Studies. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement. Majors who are contemplating graduate school should complete two years of a foreign language, preferably one functional in their area of proposed graduate interest.

Additional Requirements


  • Signature Experience requirement is met by successful completion of the following course(s):

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Earn a “C” (2.0) or better in each required course.
  • Departmental Exit Exam in final semester, included in PHI 4938 - Senior Research Seminar 
  • To avoid delaying graduation, you must request a review of requirements prior to registering for your last term.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Honors In Major


  • Students considering graduate school in philosophy are strongly encouraged to take Honors in the Major. Requirements are as follows:

Core Requirements (36 Credit Hours)


Same requirements as for regular majors, but must include the following:

Upper Division Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)


  • Same as requirement for regular majors

Honors Thesis


  • PHI 4903H - Honors Directed Reading I Credit Hours: 3
  • PHI 4970H - Undergraduate Honors Thesis Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information


Additional Requirements

  • Application and admission through the Philosophy Honors Coordinator and the Burnett Honors College.
  • Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major.
  • Maintain UCF GPA of at least 3.2 and a Philosophy GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Successful completion and oral defense of Honors thesis.
  • Earn a “B” (3.0) or better in both of the following courses:
    • PHI 4903H - Honors Directed Reading I Credit Hours: 3
    • PHI 4970H - Undergraduate Honors Thesis Credit Hours: 3

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


  • One of numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements.

Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • PHI 4938 - Senior Research Seminar Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3