Philosophy Degree: Associate of Arts

The philosophy department at RRCC offers an Associate of Arts Degree in Philosophy. If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a major in philosophy, you must complete the following courses. Consult with a faculty member or academic advisor before beginning this program of study. These courses provide the basic preparation leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, but you should tailor your specific courses to the requirements at the institution to which you plan to transfer.


Associate of Arts: Philosophy Designated Degree

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.

Career Paths / Options in Philosophy

  • Administration/Management - in diverse areas such as personnel, financial aid, and/or public relations. Employment settings might include college or university, prisons,  hospitals, government agencies (county, state or federal), and private companies.
  • Business - management, sales, consulting, public relations, fundraising, systems analysis, advertising, and banking.
  • Government - congressional staff member, federal agencies and bureaus, state and local governments, United Nations, foreign service, and cultural affairs
  • Journalism - reporter, critic (books, dance, film)
  • Public sector/not for profit corporations - analysis, research
  • Publishing/writing - sales, editing, management, freelance, technical writing for a company or government, and script writer.
  • Pre-professional training

 - A philosophy major also provides excellent undergraduate preparation for law school, MBA programs, medical school, and seminary.

About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college with two beautiful campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. With the help of our supportive learning community of faculty and staff, we offer flexible online, weekend, self-paced, accelerated and traditional classes that transfer easily to any four-year college in Colorado. RRCC is a community college that provides degrees and certificates for new or returning students, and concurrent enrollment for high school students since 1969.