Examine important questions about being human—from the meaning of life to ethics. At Front Range Community College, you'll learn in an environment that encourages discussion and debate. Our supportive professors put your readings in context and help improve your writing and research skills.

Through your courses, you'll become a thoughtful person who can reason logically and expand your understanding of different perspectives. You'll also build the strong foundation you need to transfer to a four-year university.

Why Study Philosophy at Front Range Community College?

Examine questions about the human condition with our Associate of Arts (AA) degree in philosophy. You'll study concepts such as reality, truth, knowledge and ethics. Explore different schools of thought from diverse cultures and times in history. Be inspired to apply philosophical thought to your life and future career.

Study under our expert faculty, who all have master's or doctoral degrees. Because of our small classroom sizes, you won't get lost in the crowd. Interact with your professors during lectures and ask them questions during office hours. Their expertise will help you sharpen your critical thinking and writing skills, preparing you for your future career. In addition, the staff at FRCC's writing centers are available to help you with your papers and assignments.

All classes for this program are offered online so you can can take a few virtual courses to fit into your schedule or you can earn the entire degree online.

With your AA in philosophy, you'll also be halfway to earning your bachelor's degree. You can to transfer with junior standing to many public universities in Colorado. With FRCC's affordable tuition, you'll get your first two years of college for half the cost of a public university in Colorado.

Degree Details

AA in Philosophy

Program Locations: Online, Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

Explore human ideas with an AA in philosophy. Develop strong critical thinking and writing skills. Your studies will prepare you to transfer to a four-year university to earn your bachelor's degree in philosophy.

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Transfer Options

Begin the journey to your bachelor's degree in Philosophy at FRCC.

AA in Philosophy

With this degree you can start your philosophy major as a junior at the following four-year schools:

  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado

Be sure to talk with an academic advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree on time with the classes you need.

Careers & Outcomes

A degree in philosophy can open doors for an exciting career. Although careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.

Writing Centers

Need help with your writing assignments? We offer one-on-one help both in person and online to help you become a better writer. Select your campus for more information.

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