Philosophers do not fear the big questions. We know that the answers to questions of existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language allow us to more meaningfully direct our focus.
By studying Philosophy at PCC, you will be studying general questions about the nature and structure of the world and our place in it. As a philosophy student, you will acquire skills in the philosophical method, critical thinking, writing, and analyzing and evaluating complex arguments. You will also learn how to clearly present both sides of an argument and to evaluate various perspectives critically. By preparing to continue studying philosophy at a four-year university and completing your degree, you will be prepared to pursue a career that requires high-level analytic reasoning skills.
Lower Division Major Courses
Planning to transfer and major in Philosophy? Most of our courses satisfy lower division requirements for a Philosophy major at several colleges & universities. Please use the Transfer Center's Articulation resources to make sure that these courses transfer to the university of your choice!
Satisfy GE Requirements with Philosophy Courses
Get a foundation in Philosophy and fulfill your GEs. Many of our courses satisfy CSU GEs, IGETC Requirements as well as GEs for some private and independent institutions. Visit the Transfer Center for a list of requirements as well as resources to make sure these courses satisfy GEs for your degree or transfer plan.
A degree in Philosophy can give you the advantage if you plan to pursue a career in:
- Computer Science