Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Philosophy and Religion

The Philosophy and Religion emphasis area provides training in critical thinking skills that is the basis for many professions. In addition, the study of philosophy and religion will help students to learn to think in insightful and creative ways that prepare them in general for a rapidly changing and diverse world. Jobs may require additional training in specialized knowledge.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religion you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

Philosophy and Religion Courses
PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics 3
REL101 Survey of World Religions 3
REL130 Intro to Religions of the East 3

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in Philosophy and Religion:

  • Ministry
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Foreign service
  • Counseling
  • Public relations
  • Science research

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