Philosophy

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Philosophy

Do you find yourself asking the big questions about life and searching for meaningful answers? If you’ve ever wondered if we perceive the world accurately or what makes an action wrong, philosophy — meaning “love of wisdom” in Greek — could be your calling.

The Philosophy program can help open your mind to understanding diverse world views while giving you the tools to examine the human condition in depth. Not only that, but it will also equip you with analytical skills most employers find invaluable. You’ll develop the ability to think logically and read carefully with a critical eye as you study with experts who teach you to spot faulty reasoning — and how to avoid it in your writing and work.

What you learn in the Philosophy program will give you valuable, foundational skills that can transfer to future studies in other disciplines, such as law, social sciences, the humanities, and public policy, if you continue your education at a four-year school.

Take the first step to creating a new reality in the Philosophy program. Start your journey today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Philosophy program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Philosophy Philosophy Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Philosophy (no emphasis)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) Philosophy, Religion and Society
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Philosophy (no emphasis)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Philosophy, Politics and Law
(Bachelor of Arts)
University of Arizona Philosophy (General Emphasis and Ethics Emphasis)
(Bachelor of Arts)
Grand Canyon University Christian Studies (Philosophy emphasis)
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Philosophy program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

$86,528

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

$147,742

Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers

$71,144

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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