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When you work toward an associate degree in philosophy at Normandale, you will investigate the most fundamental questions that concern human beings. In a philosophy class, you might focus on:  

  • How do we know things?
  • What is truth and beauty?
  • What is reality?
  • What is the nature of being? 

Through exploring philosophical questions that arise in every aspect of life, you will cultivate intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and sympathetic understanding of diverse views.   

Take your core philosophy classes here, all of which are available online, and then transfer as a junior to earn a four-year bachelor's degree in philosophy at a Minnesota State university. 

What Can you do With a Philosophy Degree?

An associate degree in philosophy will help you develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. You'll learn to intellectually wrestle with difficult questions and even welcome doing so. This will make you an asset in many workplaces. Ethics classes, for instance, are a fundamental part of the curriculum. 

Taking philosophy classes helps prepare you for a variety of career paths, including business, government, journalism, law, non-profit work and teaching.  

What Makes Our Associate Degree in Philosophy Program Unique?

While at Normandale, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, personalized attention, and access to excellent instructors for every philosophy class. We offer a wide range of philosophy classes, including courses only offered at Normandale, such as Ethics for the Digital Age and Philosophy of Religion.  

Our associate degree in philosophy can also be a launching pad for you to pursue a wide variety of majors at a four-year university, too.

Philosophy Program Basics

Pursue your associate of arts degree with an emphasis in philosophy, then seamlessly transfer to a Minnesota State university.

Philosophy Faculty

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