Program Overview

Philosophy is a disciplined reflection on the human condition. It can be an analysis and criticism of ideas and statements, or an attempt to synthesize all experience and knowledge, or an exploration of the meaning of life and how best to live it. Critical thinking is developed while examining peoples' responses to fundamental questions. This degree prepares students for transfer to the CSU system for further study in philosophy.

Program Requirements

AA-T Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 6 units Units
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
OR
PHIL 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 units
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 12 units from the following:
List A, choose 3 units from the following: Units
Any Core course not already used 3 units
PHIL 160 History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval 3 units
PHIL 175 Modern Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 190 Contemporary Philosophy 3 units
List B, choose 6 units from the following: Units
Any List A course not already used 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
List C, choose 3 units from the following: Units
Any List A course not already used 3 units
Any List B course not already used 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.