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A Philosophy major provides students with coursework in legal, business, medical, and science ethics; the history of philosophy; philosophy in the context of religion, culture, and literature; and the philosophy of concepts including happiness, freedom, justice, morality, and consciousness.This major also instills problem solving, analysis, and logic skills that will be useful in a wide variety of career fields. Graduates may work in advocacy, mediation, communications, education, or policy, and will also be well prepared for graduate studies in philosophy, law, business, or public policy.Philosophy, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields. This major does not restrict you to a specific field. Following are career possibilities that may most closely relate to this major. Some of the job titles listed below require an advanced degree.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://philosophy.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
First Semester Second Language 4
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
Mathematics Foundation Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
Second Semester Second Language 4
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Third Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
PHIL 202 3
4th Semester
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
Tier II General Education 3
PHIL - Metaphysics & Epistemology 3
PHIL 344 3
Minor Course 3
5th Semester
PHIL - Ethics & Value Theory 3
PHIL - Elective 3
PHIL - History of Philosophy 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
6th Semester
PHIL - History of Philosophy 3
PHIL - Logic & Language 3
Minor Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
7th Semester
PHIL - Elective 3
PHIL - Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Elective Course 3
8th Semester
PHIL - Elective 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The Philosophy major provides students with coursework in legal, business, medical, and science ethics; the history of philosophy; philosophy in the context of religion, culture, and literature; and the philosophy of concepts including happiness, freedom, justice, morality, and consciousness. This major also instills problem solving, analysis, and logic skills that will be useful in a wide variety of career fields. Graduates may work in advocacy, mediation, communications, education, or policy, and will also be well prepared for graduate studies in philosophy, law, business, or public policy.Philosophy, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields. This major does not restrict you to a specific field. Following are career possibilities that may most closely relate to this major. Some of the job titles listed below require an advanced degree.

Potential Career Areas

  • Advocacy
  • Writing
  • Mediation
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Ethical compliance
  • Education
  • Political analysis or strategy

Sample Employers

  • Schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals
  • Advocacy nonprofits
  • Law firms
  • Public interest firms
  • Policy think tanks
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Businesses
  • Political campaigns

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Philosophy Instructor, Postsecondary $33,400 - $62,300
Human Rights Advocate $18,000 - $45,000
Medical Ethicist $33,430 - $59,540
Victim Advocate $25,000 - $55,000
Ethics Investigator $30,000 - $75,000
Public Employment Mediator $30,600 - $55,800
Ethics Officer $37,800 - $145,600
Peace Worker $18,000 - $35,000
Legal Administrator $33,000 - $113,000
Reporter Specialist $17,600 - $69,500
Political Consultant $35,000 - $45,000