Programs & Courses

This transfer pattern provides knowledge and skills in an assortment of philosophical topics. Graduates are well-positioned to transfer to Maryland institutions, as well as out-of-state programs.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Philosophy

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Don Hoepfer Phone: 410-386-8227 Email: dhoepfer@carrollcc.edu The recommended transfer pattern for Philosophy provides knowledge and skills in an assortment of philosophy courses. Graduates are well positioned to transfer to Maryland institutions, as well as out-of-state programs. Students are advised to investigate opportunities to take coursework concurrently at McDaniel College or Hood College. For details about these special agreements, consult with an academic advisor in the Advising and Transfer Center. By using ARTSYS (artsys.usmd.edu), students can plan a course of study that will transfer seamlessly to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

Career Strategies

Philosophy Strategies

  • Seek leadership roles in relevant student organizations such as student government and cross-cultural groups.
  • Consider earning a minor or concentration in another discipline such as mathematics, religion, world language, science, business, political science, women's studies or Eastern philosophy.
  • Participate in debate or forensic team to hone communication skills.
  • Seek cultural experiences on campus and participate in campus diversity events.
  • Become a member of professional association to learn about opportunities, internships and trends.

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job by investing in coursework, being on time etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Humanities and Communication Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Talk to professionals in organizations/industries related to your pathway; conduct informational interviews.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your major.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, etc.).
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.





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