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Philosophy

Searching for Answers? Looking for Meaning? Start Your Path with Philosophy

Philosophy is a discipline that encourages students to be free thinkers. The word “philosophy” comes from two Greek words meaning “the love of wisdom”. A true lover of wisdom has the ability and willingness to think beyond his or her own worlds into new perspectives. Philosophy courses at Sinclair give you the tools to question yourself and the people around you critically, while analyzing and thoughtfully responding to the fundamental questions that arise from the full range of human experience.

This program might be for you if:

  • You often question the nature of reality, justice, truth, meaning, good and evil, and morality.
  • You consider yourself a free thinker.
  • You appreciate learning about other countries, cultures, and religions.
  • You would like to further develop analytical, intelligent decision-making skills, and oral and written communication skills.

The skills you develop in the philosophy program are essential to preparation for any career and contribute to being a well-informed citizen. They are also good indicators of much higher success of major exams like the LSAT, GRE and GMAT.

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Certificate Programs

No Certificates Currently Offered

Even though there are no certificate programs currently being offered, there are still options if you would like to learn more about philosophy or religion. Our department’s courses can fulfill many of the requirements in other academic programs at Sinclair, especially in satisfying the humanities requirement.

You can also learn more about philosophical thought by taking a few classes or even find out what classes you could take to supplement your current career path. For more information about these options, academic advisors are available to help you find the classes right for you.

The philosophy department does offer an Associate of Arts degree emphasis in philosophy. View the degree programs tab to learn more.

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Degree Programs

Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts & Sciences Philosophy

The Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences with a philosophy emphasis allows you to build a solid foundation for future academic venues, while giving you the opportunity to focus some course work on philosophical subjects.

Students who major in philosophy typically go on to teach at the college or university level or continue their education in preparation for careers such as law, politics, medicine, computer science, journalism, publishing, public relations, business and management.

This program is intended for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue bachelor’s degrees. The program’s curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements at most four-year schools.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?


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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some of those included in the philosophy curriculum, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the philosophy program, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: