Philosophy Program Overview
Although relatively few people become professional philosophers, the study of philosophy is a vital part of your college education. Philosophy courses also have many side benefits. Along the way, you'll learn to:
- Think deeply
- Think creatively and critically
- Analyze information
- Communicate clearly, concisely and honestly
- Analyze objectively
- Organize efficiently
- Communicate competently (both orally and in writing) and thoroughly
All of these will help you in any endeavor, whether it's law, teaching, diplomacy, public service, publishing, journalism, the ministry, the social or natural sciences, mathematics, business or the arts.
Choose from courses that include ethics, logic, world philosophy, religion, values and more. Our philosophy program is built around the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. This degree gives you a solid two-year background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses that let you home in on your specific philosophic interests.
While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.