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Studying philosophy develops critical thinking and reasoning skills in students.

What you’ll earn

The philosophy transfer interest area at Lane can help prepare you to transfer to a four year institution. Once enrolled, you’ll work with your advisor to build a degree plan specific to your goals.

Transfer Interest Area

Philosophy is the oldest of the academic disciplines. It is an attempt to discover the truth about the world through the use of reason. Philosophers use data from the sciences, art, literature and human experience to draw conclusions about the nature of knowledge, reality, and moral value.

Studying philosophy develops critical thinking and reasoning skills. While critical thinking involves analyzing a problem to arrive at a conclusion or solution, reasoning takes cultural and historical contexts into consideration. Through our courses at Lane Community College, you’ll learn about fundamentals of philosophy, ethics, and logic to develop your critical thinking and reasoning skills and prepare to transfer.

2 years full-time
$14,634 Full program


  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Research skills
  • Theoretical philosophy
  • Practical philosophy
  • Logic and ethics
  • Epistemology and metaphysics
  • Major ethical theories and problems in the Western Tradition


Earning your Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree with a focus in philosophy will provide you with the credits you need to transfer to leading four year institutions for more in-depth study. The AAOT offers you the flexibility to choose courses that interest you while meeting university lower division general education requirements.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer

Faculty Spotlights

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