What does it mean to think critically?

Studying philosophy is a great way to sharpen your critical thinking skills and gain a better understanding of one's self and humanity as a whole. Philosophy has uses in virtually every aspect of life and relates to most disciplines. In DVC's philosophy program, you'll examine questions about the meaning and purpose of human life. Our courses fulfill CSU and UC transfer requirements.

This program is in the interest areas:

Career Opportunities

The philosophy program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

With additional education:

  • Social Work
  • Law
  • Applied Ethics
  • Journalism
  • Research and Teaching
  • Policy Analysis

Degrees and Certificates

Change your life with a philosophy degree and/or certificate. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.