Philosophy and Religious Studies

Degrees

Philosophy Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree in Philosophy prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in philosophy. The study of philosophy includes: (1) the development of critical thinking and writing skills; (2) the investigation of conceptual problems encountered in the course of reflecting about experience; (3) the assessment of assumptions underlying other sciences and arts; and (4) the exploration of intellectual and cultural history from a broad perspective.

Philosophy Associate in Arts Degree

The study of philosophy includes: (1) the development of critical thinking and writing skills; (2) the investigation of conceptual problems encountered in the course of reflecting about experi-ence; (3) the assessment of assumptions underlying other sciences and arts; and (4) the exploration of intellectual and cultural history from a broad perspective. Majoring or minoring in philosophy is an excellent way of preparing for law school and other careers that involve facility in reasoning, analysis and information processing.

Religious Studies Associate in Arts Degree

The Religious Studies Associate in Arts Degree is designed for those who want a humanities undergraduate background focusing on religion. The Degree prepares students for further study in such fields as education, law, social work, counseling and government service; and for students looking to pursue further studies in religion with the aim of teaching and/or doing research in the subject, or are considering a career in various religious ministries or in religious education. Familiarity with the world’s religions is necessary for an understanding of church-state issues in America and of geo-political conflicts in South Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere.