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 required courses for this program:
Time to completion: 2 years
Investment in Your Future
Philosophy (PHI) courses have standard tuition rates. For the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022), these courses have an in-district rate of $134.50 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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