In addition to a full undergraduate program, including a minor or a major leading to a B.A. and a graduate program offering both a terminal M.A. and a Ph.D., The University of Georgia offers several unique opportunities for interdisciplinary study that are often of interest to students in philosophy. These include a M.S. in Artificial Intelligence, as well as a certificate in Environmental Ethics for both graduate and undergraduate students. The Institute of Women's Studies offers both major and minor programs for undergraduates as well as a graduate certificate. Pursuit of an M.A. or Ph.D. in philosophy can be combined with enrollment in any of these certificate programs.


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The Institute for Artificial Intelligence is an interdepartmental research and instructional unit within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Georgia. The Institute for Artificial Intelligence houses two degree programs, the Master of Science program in Artificial Intelligence and the bachelor's degree program in Cognitive Science. Strengths include logic programming, expert systems, neural nets, genetic algorithms, natural language processing, computational psycholinguistics, decision making under uncertainty, multiagent systems, and machine learning. The University of Georgia has always seen cognitive science as an interdisciplinary field where Computer Science intersects with PhilosophyPsychologyLinguisticsEngineering and other fields.

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The Environmental Ethics Certificate Program (EECP) is a non-degree program offered as an enhancement to an undergraduate or graduate degree. The EECP provides an interdisciplinary forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss social and scientific responsibilities toward our environment. Formally part of the College of Environment and Design, the EECP provides a forum in which philosophers, scientists, and scholars from all other disciplines can discuss social and scientific responsibilities toward our environment in a rational manner which clearly defines problems, considers all the information, and maintains our values.

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The  Institute for Women’s Studies provides a feminist interdisciplinary perspective on women and gender and offers both a major and a minor for undergraduates and a certificate for graduate students. Administratively a program in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Women’s Studies cooperates with departments of all schools and colleges of the University in developing its curriculum and programming. Through course work and outreach, the Institute for Women’s Studies offers students an opportunity to explore women’s lives in global and multicultural contexts.