Philosophy Degrees & Certificates


A.A. Degree
The degree provides students with a foundation in philosophical inquiry. Upon successful completion, students will understand the major concepts and issues that have shaped philosophical traditions. This will include the ability to critically analyze contemporary social and moral issues and to assess the influential positions on theories of truth and the nature of reality. The student will also be able to analyze the logical structure of arguments and the rules of critical reasoning in their own and others' writing and thinking. Competencies will be assessed regularly through examinations, projects, and written reports. This major prepares students to pursue careers in education, law, health, and other fields where analytical skills are required.

El Camino College Major Requirements
Required Core: Philosophy 106; Philosophy 101 or 103;
6 units from Philosophy 111, 112, 113;
6 units from: History 140, 141, Philosophy 105, 107, 114, 115, 120; Philosophy 117 or Political Science 7 (Philosophy 117 is the same course as Political Science 7)
Total Units: 18

Preparation for the Transfer Major

The following transfer guide sheets provide the lower division requirements or prerequisites for a specific major at a four-year university. Students will also need to complete transfer admission and general education requirements for the university they plan to attend. Not all majors and universities are provided in this list. For a more complete listing, please check ASSIST for CSU and UC campuses.

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The information on these documents is subject to change without notice. Please review a current catalog of the transfer campus, the ASSIST website, and consult with a counselor for more information.