Philosophy Department


The Philosophy Department at UCF offers majors and minors in Humanities and Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Religion and Cultural Studies, and a minor in Cognitive Sciences. Advising within the Department involves all full-time faculty serving as advisors for the program(s) in their area(s) of expertise. From a student perspective, this means that students will not be sharing an adviser with hundreds of other majors or minors. Faculty are available to meet with students online or in person, and they are available to explain program and course offerings, offer scheduling suggestions, and read a student audit and advise students of catalog requirements.

Advising Appointments

In order to be assigned an advisor, students can go to the Philosophy Department main office, Psychology Building (second floor), Room 220, and speak to the main office staff, or e-mail, or call 407-823-2273.

Advising Tips for Students

Register early! Don’t wait until the last minute. Obviously, this is important for you to get into the courses that you want to take, but it is also important because sometimes courses that do not reach a certain enrollment by a certain date are cancelled. So, if too many students wait to register for a particular course, it may not be there when they want it.

When you meet with your adviser, please have available a copy of your degree audit.

It is important to note that no single individual knows everything, and that faculty advisors are expected to focus only on the particular major or minor requirements. Students are also free to speak with other faculty members, program directors, and the department chair regarding their paths of study.

Program Information


Donald Jones is the director of the Philosophy major and minor programs.

Religion and Cultural Studies

Douglas Evans is the director of the Religion and Cultural Studies major and minor programs.

Theoretical and Applied Ethics

Jonathan Beever is the director of the Theoretical and Applied Ethics graduate certificate

Cognitive Sciences

Jennifer Mundale is the director of the Cognitive Sciences minor program.

Mason Cash is the director of the Cognitive Sciences graduate certificate

Philosophy Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-2273 Fax: 407-823-6658  •