2016-2017 Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2018  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences Program, Philosophy Option, A.A.

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This option prepares students for transfer to a four-year college Philosophy Program in preparation for academic professions such as teaching or scholarly research/writing. Skills developed in this program are highly valued in many types of employment such as Law, Business, Bioethics, Nursing, Education, Religious Ministry, Employee Relations, Government, Technical Writing and Publishing.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Assess critically arguments found in public discourse, using deductive and inductive logic and other critical thinking techniques
  • Develop a metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, and/or religious synthesis in the formulation of their own opinions
  • Present ideas clearly in written form about difficult issues, such as life and death, truth and reality


General Education - 45-48 credits

As described in General Education .

Career Studies - 12 credits as follows:

Elective - 0-3 credits

Total credits required for degree: 60

Program Code for registration: SSPHI

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Suggested Sequence - Social Sciences Program A.A. Degree Philosophy Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs. See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Semester 1 - Fall Term

Total credits: 12-16

Semester 2 - Spring Term

Total credits: 15-16

Semester 3 - Fall Term

Total credits: 16

Semester 4 - Spring Term

Total credits: 15-16

Sequence Notes:

(1) A minimum of 12 credits are required from the Mathematics , Sciences  or Technological Competency  knowledge areas.

(2) One course is required from the Cultural & Global Awareness  knowledge area. Students may meet the requirement while simultaneously fulfilling the General Education  requirement for another knowledge area.

Transfer Information

For-additional information on transfer visit the Transfer Resources website at https://www.brookdalecc.edu/transfer-resources/ and University Partnerships.

Degree Audit Information

Access your Degree Audit Academic Evaluation through WebAdvisor.  Once you log into WebAdvisor, click on the Students menu, then click Degree Audit - Progress Toward My Degree under Academic Profile.

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