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Philosophy

Program Overview

Do you find yourself asking the big questions about life and searching for meaningful answers? If you’ve ever wondered if we perceive the world accurately or what makes an action wrong, philosophy — meaning “love of wisdom” in Greek — could be your calling.

The Philosophy program can help open your mind to understanding diverse world views while giving you the tools to examine the human condition in depth. Not only that, but it will also equip you with analytical skills most employers find invaluable. You’ll develop the ability to think logically and read carefully with a critical eye as you study with experts who teach you to spot faulty reasoning — and how to avoid it in your writing and work.

What you learn in the Philosophy program will give you valuable, foundational skills that can transfer to future studies in other disciplines, such as law, social sciences, the humanities, and public policy, if you continue your education at a four-year school.

Take the first step to creating a new reality in the Philosophy program. Start your journey today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Those with the objective of better understanding the world around them should turn to Phoenix College’s Philosophy program. The philosophy curriculum covers everything from the basics of knowledge, perception, and critical reflection to ethics and an introduction to logic. Students gain insight into the nature of the universe and logical fallacies, as well as the skills needed to argue for validity and truth.

While our philosophy courses do not lead to any particular degree at Phoenix College, these classes often fulfill the general education requirements needed for a certificate or associate's degree. Upon completion of these philosophy classes, students may go on to become philosophy instructors or simply better approach the issues of the 21st century.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Dr. Ignazio Genna, for more information.