Using reasoning and critical thinking to analyze human experiences
Key Program Features
Studying philosophy provides you with transferable skills that can be utilized in a variety of careers. Philosophy emphasizes reasoning, argumentation, analysis and critical-thinking skills, which are valuable in business, counseling, economics, law, management, ministry, public policy, market and survey research, and other fields. LLCC’s program is designed for students who plan to obtain a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Depending on a student’s career choice, an advanced degree may be needed in some career areas such as law, economics, political science and postsecondary education.
Careers for those with a philosophy degree vary. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the expected job growth rate from 2014 to 2024 for attorneys and economists is 6 percent, while the growth for survey researchers is 12 percent and market research analysts is 19 percent. Careers in fields such as political science will be very competitive due to more candidates than available positions. In May 2016, the annual median wage for survey researchers was $54,470, market research analysts was $62,560, postsecondary religion/philosophy teachers was $68,360, economists was $101,050, political scientists was $114,290 and attorneys was $118,160.
LLCC offers the following philosophy degree program to prepare students for transfer to a four-year university. Read more about the courses in this program:
Time to completion: 2 years
Investment in Your Future
For the 2017-2018 academic year, philosophy courses run the standard in-district tuition rate of $121 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour.
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