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Philosophy Degree

Associate in Arts
Philosophy for Transfer*

The associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree. Successful completion to the transfer degree in Philosophy guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The transfer degree prepares students who plan to teach philosophy, or who plan to study theology or law, and establishes a foundation for graduate studies in the areas of liberal arts, critical theory, international relations, cognitive science and specialized historical studies.

Major requirements:

Philosophy 106/106H, Introduction to Philosophy--3 units
Philosophy 108, Ethics--3 units
Philosophy 111, Introductory Logic--4

Select one (1) course from the following list (List A):

  • Philosophy 110/110H, Critical Thinking--4 units
  • Philosophy 112, World Religions--3 units
  • Philosophy 118, History of Philosophy--3 units 
Select two (2) courses from the following (List B)
  • An additional course from List A (may not be used to satisfy the requirements in List A)
  • Philosophy 115, Philosophy of Religion--3
Select one (1) course from the following (List C)
  • An additional course from List A or B (may not be a course used to satisfy the requirements in List A or B.
  • Philosophy 120, Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy--3
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Total required = 19-20

*Information from the 2016-2017 Santiago Canyon College catalog.

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