Philosophy Degree + Certificate

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree

Certificate of Achievement

Associate in Arts Transfer Degree Philosophy 18 Units

The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer (AA-T) degree is designed as a pathway for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in philosophy or similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

Philosophy courses provide the time and space to reflect on the fundamental questions of existence: what is the good life? What is jus-tice? What is my purpose? In addition, Philosophy courses offer a unique set of skills (critical thinking, problem-solving, effective com-munication) in high demand in today’s global, technological society. The Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree in Philosophy affords stu-dents the opportunity to develop such valuable knowledge and skills, while preparing them for a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.

An Associate in Arts Transfer degree in Philosophy may be earned by completing 60 semester units of CSU transferrable coursework, including the major requirements and CSU or IGETC GE-breadth requirements, with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Students must complete all courses required for the major with a minimum grade of C.

Courses required for the major:

3 units PHILO-101 Introduction to Philosophy

3 units PHILO-120 Introduction to Ethics

3 units PHILO-130 Logic & Critical Thinking

3 units PHILO-140 History of Ancient Philosophy

3 units PHILO-150 History of Modern Philosophy

3 units PHILO-180 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

Certificate of Achievement Philosophy 12 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

3 units PHILO-101 Introduction to Philosophy

3 units PHILO-120 Introduction to Ethics

3 units PHILO-130 Logic & Critical Thinking

and

3 units PHILO-140 History of Ancient Philosophy

or

3 units PHILO-150 History of Modern Philosophy