Philosophy Associate's Degree

Associate in Arts General Studies

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What will I study?

The Philosophy program at Sacred Heart provides a place and the tools for you to reflect comprehensively and rigorously about many of the profound questions that we have asked and pursued as a human family over the centuries. Philosophy also provides the conceptual tools to understand our lived experiences and disclose dimensions of meaning hidden in our everyday lives.

Emphasis Requirements | 15 credits

  • Any 200-level introductory PH course (3 credits)
  • Four PH Electives (12 credits)

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Is an Associate's Degree in General Studies right for me?

The Associates program is well suited for you if you desire to get a B.A. in Philosophy at a future date but would like an intermediate degree in the meantime.

Will I have internship opportunities?

Yes, students in all programs are encouraged to complete an internship. We encourage you to speak to your advisor and the department chair about opportunities that are relevant to Theology and Religious Studies students. If you are interested in pursuing an internship, you should contact the Career Development and Placement Center for assistance in finding appropriate opportunities. Any internship for credit must also be approved in advance by the academic department.

Are there special admission requirements?

No, we have an open admissions policy. Incoming first-year students, returning students, and transfer students may declare the Theology & Religious Studies concentration when you apply for admission to Sacred Heart University.

What are my career opportunities with an Associate Degree?

Besides gaining many critical work skills, you could continue on to a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, preparing you do such things as:

  • Go to law school
  • Earn a graduate degree in Philosophy
  • Attend Business school
  • Pursue a career in Administration/Management
  • Pursue a career in Government