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Philosophy Associate in Arts

You may complete the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Competency in a foreign language is not a degree requirement. However, Philosophy majors are strongly urged to complete at least two semesters of French, German, or Spanish. As a Philosophy major, you should seek a broad-based education through careful selection of courses. Consult the faculty advisor for specific guidance.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition, or
Communication 101, Introduction to Public Speaking
*Humanities/Fine Arts 6
Mathematics 3
*Natural Sciences 3
**Physical Education 200, Healthful Living, or
Physical Education 212, Health and Fitness, or
Physical Education 214, Personal Health
Political Science 101, National Government, or
Political Science 102, State Governments, or
History 201, American History to 1865, or
History 202, American History 1865 to Present
Social Sciences 3


Major Requirements Credit Hours
Requires at least one course in Philosophy (PHIL) 3
General Electives 27


Philosophy classes offered at LMC Credit Hours
Philosophy 101, Introduction to Philosophy 3
Philosophy 102, Introduction to Logic 3
Philosophy 215, Introduction to Religious Thought 3
Philosophy 250, Sophomore Seminar in Philosophy 3


*From at least two academic disciplines. **Credit hours listed are based on minimum earned. For example, MATH courses have 3, 4, or 5 credits. Please see catalog for courses that have Honors equivalents and meet Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) transfer guidelines. Completion of the MTA requires 30 credits of coursework in the 5 MTA distribution areas. 

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you should become familiar with your chosen school’s requirements. See your Academic Advisor for assistance in developing your Student Education Plan (SEP) or visit

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