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Courses & Requirements

The associate in arts degree option in Philosophy offers students the opportunity to sharpen critical thinking and analytical skills useful whether students plan to transfer to a four year institution as a philosophy major or to branch out into law, education, public service, religion, or business. Philosophy exposes students to a wide range of ideas and viewpoints and improves their ability to reason and understand complex issues. A minimum of 62 credit hours required for graduation.

Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.

Courses Credits Comments
ENG101 English Composition I 3
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
HIS111 Western Civilization I 3
HIS112 Western Civilization II 3
PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI102 Basic Issues in Philosophy 3
PHI121 Practical Logic 3
PHI110 Ethics 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3
REL101 World Religions 3
Courses Credits Comments
Behavioral Science Electives 3
Literature Electives 6
Math Electives 6/8 MAT111
and MAT112
Or MAT120
and higher
Science Electives 8 Must be lab science
Free Electives 9 PHI recommended
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