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Philosophy Courses

The great virtue of philosophy is that it teaches not what to think, but how to think. - The London Times

Why Philosophy?

Philosophy has long been associated with the major questions that have puzzled human beings throughout history. What happens to our “self” when we die? Is there a universal standard of beauty? Does life have meaning? But unlike the sciences, there is often no definitive answer. With its focus on reflection and thought, Philosophy is perfect preparation for any career that requires critical thinking, informed decision making and good judgment. A bachelor’s degree in philosophy can also serve as a pathway to law school or to a career in education.

Philosophy Courses at Macomb

In the Philosophy Courses offered at Macomb, you will explore such themes as free will versus determinism, the limits of knowledge, the basis of good and evil, and the relationship between faith and reason.  You will learn about the foundation of various ethical systems, moral concepts and issues that arise in professional environments, methods for distinguishing good reasoning from bad, the role of religion in society, and the relevance of philosophical issues to your own life.

Macomb’s Philosophy Courses:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Professional Ethics
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Philosophy of Religion

Career Opportunities with a Philosophy Degree

Career opportunities in Philosophy require advanced degrees. With a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, you will be qualified to teach in the Philosophy Department at most community colleges. With a Ph.D., you will be qualified to teach at the university level. But even if you aren’t pursuing a Philosophy Degree, the intellectual skills you will acquire in your Philosophy Courses at Macomb will serve you well in just about any career.

Transfer Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Philosophy

Credits earned in Macomb’s Philosophy Courses can be applied toward an associate degree at Macomb and will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s, masters degree, or Ph.D. in Philosophy, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Philosophy Courses?

For more information on Philosophy Courses at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean, Humanities, at South Campus: 586.445.7251 or, or at Center Campus: 586.286.2282 or

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