Philosophy Designation

Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Program of Study

Are you more interested in questions than answers? Do you want to learn to think carefully and well about life’s most compelling questions? If so, you might be a philosophy major! Our program is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in philosophy.

This program teaches you to read, write, and think critically about current issues and life’s enduring questions. As you progress through our highly interactive program, you will explore diverse worldviews and hone your particular take on the world. In encountering timeless works and new classics, you will wrestle with engaging moral dilemmas, explore the nature of reality, and contemplate the contrast between knowledge and belief. Throughout this process, you will cultivate critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that will apply to many careers, including law, politics, government, business, science, and education.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD's Excel Zone

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers between 88 to 97 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
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Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

This program is a guaranteed transfer (GT) program.

GT programs enable all college students to complete their first two years of college here at CCD and then transfer to any public college in Colorado as a junior. It is called the DWD program (Degrees with Designation). This program saves you money and time.

A Two-Year Degree from CCD Can Lead To a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Colorado State University – Ft. Collins 
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

Philosophy majors learn to think, write and solve problems. Most go on to complete a bachelor’s degree and many go on to graduate school in a variety of fields such as education, law and divinity. In addition, while some students specialize in philosophy and humanities, many others also include these disciplines within a broader English degree. If you go on to complete a bachelor’s degree in one of these fields, there are many career options available to you. Here is a partial list to help you.

  • Writing/Editing
  • Education
  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Business
  • Law
  • Non-profit

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.