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2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Philosophy, AA (with Designation)


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CIP 24.0101
David Edwards, Department Chair

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Arts (AA) Degree with Designation in Philosophy prepares the student to transfer as a junior to a four-year institution in Colorado in order to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Philosophy. Students who opt for the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy can choose to work in several occupational fields, including law, government, business, science, clergy, teaching and academia. Once a BA is completed, students may pursue a higher or graduate degree in Philosophy, if interested.

Program Description

This program introduces the student to the field of Philosophy and includes the course work to meet general education requirements that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions, as well a specific courses in various subfields of Philosophy. Upon transfer, students from Pueblo Community College who have earned the Associate of Arts (AA) Degree with Designation in Philosophy will be ready to complete the last half of a BA in Philosophy at a four-year institution.

Program Requirements

Refer to the course requirements listed below. Some courses may have prerequisites of lower level classes or assessment scores. Refer to the course descriptions  for these prerequisites.

Total Credits: 60


* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathway Courses

General Education Core Requirements (31 Credits)


Written Communication (6 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


Natural and Physical Sciences (7 Credits)


  • Select two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2) *. At least one of these courses must include a laboratory component (GT-SC1) *

Arts and Humanities (6 Credits)


  • Select two GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses from any category (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH4) *

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


  • Select two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral courses from any category (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) *

History (3 Credits)


  • Select one GT Pathways History Course (GT-HI1) *

Additional Required Philosophy Courses (15 Credits)


Choose Two Courses from the Following: (6 Credits)


Electives (14 Credits)


Determined by transferring institution

Transfer Degrees


This degree transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:

  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (B.A. Philosophy, General Philosophy concentration)
  • Fort Lewis College (B.A. Philosophy)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. Philosophy)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. Philosophy)
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.A. Philosophy)
  • University of Colorado, Denver (B.A. Philosophy)
  • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Philosophy)

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