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University Transfer Degree

University Transfer Degree Information:
This degree program is designed for students planning to transfer to baccalaureate colleges and universities. Transfer credit varies among
colleges. Students should consult both the catalog of the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer and the signed transfer
agreement or the current transfer planning guide posted at to select courses that will meet the requirements for both
the associate and baccalaureate degree programs.


Program Description:

Philosophy seeks answers to fundamental questions such as: How do I know this to be true? What kind of life should a human being live? Is 
there such a thing as religious or scientific truth? What is the world ultimately like? Philosophy attempts to develop and use critical methods; 
that is, to develop standards of logical thinking as opposed to emotional reaction. Philosophy, then, seeks to develop analytical skills that will 
be useful in every aspect of life as well as enriching and fulfilling to the individual.


Degree Awarded: Associate in Arts


General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 31


Communication 9 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II

SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I


Mathematics 3 hours
See the General Education Requirements page for the course list.


Science 7 hours
See the General Education Requirements page for the course list.

One course must be a laboratory science (L).


Social Science 6 hours

POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present


Recommended Electives 3 hours


Required Electives 3 hours
Select one three-hour course from one of the following:
Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music,Theatre).


Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 30


Philosophy 15 hours
PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1133 Philosophy in Literature
PHIL 1143 Introduction to Ethics: Business Issues
PHIL 1213 Religions of the World: The Eastern Tradition
PHIL 1223 Religions of the World: The Western Tradition
PHIL 2113 Logic
PHIL 2133 Introduction to Ethical Thinking
PHIL 2143 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 2153 Medical Ethics
PHIL 2163 Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
PHIL 2173 Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion


Controlled Electives 15 hours
*ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature
HIST 1053 Ancient and Medieval Western Civilization
*POLS 2033 Introduction to American Politics
PSYC 1023 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2113 Social Problems in America
SOCI 2123 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Total Credit Hours: 61
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
Proficiency in a foreign language is recommended.
To receive an A.A. or A.S. Degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.


General education requirements can be found at: