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About the Program

Philosophy is one of the oldest academic subjects in the world, and it has given rise to nearly all other specialized academic disciplines. Our courses challenge students to think logically and critically to devise solutions to society's problems.


What can you do with a degree in philosophy?

  • Analyst
  • Advisor
  • Attorney
  • CEO
  • Consultant
  • Conservator 
  • Politician 
  • Professor
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher

Degrees & Certificates

View the list below for programs offered at Foothill. Then select a program map for a possible schedule that fulfills program and college requirements.

For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree

Associate in Arts or Science Degree


We offer a broad range of philosophy courses. See our course catalog for detailed descriptions, with links to currently offered classes.

PHIL 2 Introduction to Social & Political Philosophy (4 units)
PHIL 4 Introduction to Philosophy (4 units)
PHIL 8 Ethics (5 units)
PHIL 7 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (5 units)
PHIL 30 Introduction to Critical Thinking (4 units)
PHIL 11 Introduction to the Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics (4 units)
PHIL 12 Philosophy of Science (4 units)
PHIL 24 Comparative World Religions: East (4 units)
PHIL 25 Comparative World Religions: West (4 units)



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Philosophy Department


Division Office Contacts

Aaron Korngiebel, Division Dean
Business & Social Sciences Division


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