The literal translation of philosophy is “love of wisdom.” More than just knowledge, wisdom implies the ability to think carefully and clearly about a topic, to research deliberately, and to draw conclusions from your own considerations.

The study of philosophy imparts these same ideals. It will develop your reading research, and written communications skills while requiring you to practice critical thinking. It will provide you with broad knowledge while inspiring you to analyze some of the most challenging and important issues facing human beings.

LCCC’s philosophy program offers a one-year certificate, but many classes in this program can also apply to other programs in the Liberal & Creative Arts pathway. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.   

Philosophical Studies One-Year Certificate

The study of Philosophy develops your reading, research, written communication and critical thinking skills. It provides you with a broad knowledge of some of the most challenging and important issues facing human beings. The knowledge and talents you gain in this one-year certificate program will be useful for the further academic study of nature, theology, human behavior, history, literature, art or politics.   

Online Option Available – Can be Completed Online

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Curriculum Guide

PHLY Course Descriptions

Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway

The Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) are designed to provide a clearer path to degree completion for students pursuing associate degrees who plan to transfer to an Ohio public university to complete their bachelor’s degree. The OGTPs also constitute an agreement between public community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements and will be counted and applied toward the bachelor’s degree. Students still must meet all university program admission requirements.

Philosophy Transfer Pathway

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Ben Cordry
(440) 366-4732