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A degree in philosophy from El Camino provides you with many academic and career opportunities as you explore a range of ethical theories, contemporary and practical moral issues, and core metaphysical ideas. Degree paths can lead to a variety of careers in both the public and private sector.

Approximate cost for an El Camino College philosophy degree
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 12.3% nationwide from 2016 to 2026
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $43,000 to $157,000 with an average salary of $80,000

Our Philosophy Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree typically takes two years to complete. 

Philosophy at El Camino focuses on critical thinking, analysis, and the major concepts and issues that have shaped philosophical traditions.

Earn a Degree that Can Lead to a Career or University Transfer

Many students want to start their career right after earning a degree; others choose to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree and beyond. We can help you discover the best path for you.

Philosophy Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree

This degree takes you on a journey to answer some of the world’s most existential questions. You’ll engage in critical and systematic thinking and prepare for many professional occupations.

  • Gain a strong academic foundation in philosophy and preparation for university study.
  • Discover and analyze the logical structure of arguments and critical reasoning in writing and thinking.
  • Explore ideas about right and wrong, truth and falsehood, the meaning of life, and the nature of human beings from current and historic perspectives.
  • Enroll in courses specifically designed to transfer to a CSU campus.
  • Start your journey toward a bachelor’s degree, a rewarding career, and even graduate study.

Pursue an Entry-Level Job in the Public or Private Sector or Further Your Education

Once you graduate, you can choose to work right after earning a degree, or transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree and beyond. We’re here to help you identify career options and decide on the best step after graduation.

  • Work in a broad range of job positions, such as public policy professional, teacher, healthcare professional, journalist.
  • Find additional career opportunities available with more education: lawyer, counselor, social worker, professor, and more.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $43,000 to $157,000 with an average salary of $80,000.

Explore All Aspects of Your Degree

Attend special events and activities as you expand your learning beyond the classroom.

  • Find support from tutoring in all your classes.
  • Join the Philosophy Club and participate in guest lectures and other activities.
  • Access a variety of internships and research opportunities. 
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Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the Philosophy AA-T degree in El Camino’s online catalog.

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Philosophy Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Philosophy AA-T degree on El Camino’s Guided Pathways site.

Contact Info

El Camino College

Philosophy Department