A.A. Degree, Transfer
An Option of Arts & Sciences

Pre-professional concentration for students who plan careers in law, medicine or the ministry. It is equally appropriate for those whose careers are already established but who wish to expand their intellectual horizons and sharpen their reasoning abilities.


Stephanie Curran
Program Manager

Karen Santelli
Academic Office Manager


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Courses Credits
EN 101–English Composition 3
EN 102–English Composition & Literature 3
EN 205–World Literature ‡ 3
EN 206–World Literature ‡ 3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
HI 101–History of Western Civilization  3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) (PI recommended) 3
HI 102–History of Western Civilization 3
Arts & Humanities  
AR 104–Survey of Art I ‡ 3
CMSP 103  Speech Fundamentals   or  
CMSP 105  Group Discussion ‡ 3
PH 101–Introduction to Philosophy 3
PH 204–World Religions ‡ 3
PH 205–Introduction to Ethics 3
PH 206–Logic 3
Biological & Physical Sciences  
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (Lab course) (GenEd course list) 4
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues  
Choose from 2 categories:  
Computer Literacy Elective  (GenEd course list)  
Interdisciplinary Issues Elective  (GenEd course list) ‡  
Multicultural Issues & Perspectives Elective (GenEd course list) ‡  
Wellness Elective  (GenEd course list) 6
PE/Health Elective (A Wellness course will satisfy this requirement) 1/3
Other Requirements  
Electives ‡ 6
Total 61/66

‡ All degree-seeking students must complete a Cultural Competency course in order to graduate. EN 205 fulfills this requirement.
Students graduating with an A.A. Degree in Philosophy at Frederick Community College acquire extensive skills in abstract thinking and analysis resulting in an increased competence in expository clarity and logical rigor. Specifically, students will be able to:
  1. Show knowledge of selected influential thinkers and arguments that have been advanced in the history of both the Eastern and the Western intellectual traditions.
  2. Articulate respect for diversity, i.e. respecting and valuing the wide range of cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds, human conditions and beliefs of fellow students, faculty, and community.
  3. Distinguish selected core concepts and vocabulary related to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, religion, and logic.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to think critically, such as the ability to identify inconsistencies in sets of claims, to identify the presumptions of claims, and to identify the implications of claims.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to reflect dispassionately about their own value choices and personal convictions whether they are religious, political, or social in nature.
The Career & Transfer Center has a variety of print and electronic resources available to help with transfer planning. ARTSYS, a computerized articulation system created especially to help community college students transfer to Maryland four-year institutions is available, as well as College Source and College Board. College Source also allows students to view college catalogs from across the nation. For more information, visit the Career & Transfer Center, Enrollment Services Building, J-201, 301.846.2594.