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.

Philosophy Degree


Associate of Arts

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.