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Area of Study: Liberal Arts
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Liberal Arts
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Philosophy

Philosophy explores broad questions, ideas

Philosophy deepens your understanding of yourself, the world around you, and the relationship between the two. The Philosophy Program at Austin Community College helps students organize and analyze ideas, assess and compare claims, read and listen with discernment, and articulate what they think and why. Students choosing philosophy as a major typically follow the pathway through Austin Community College’s Philosophy Program, then transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.

Career Information

Philosophy provides a solid foundation for a career in business, teaching, writing, or public service. It’s also excellent preparation for law school and other professional programs.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
26.16 Hourly Wage 12803 Currently Employed
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
12803 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.21 % over the next four years.
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Clergy
22.96 Hourly Wage 1645 Currently Employed
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
1645 Clergy are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.69 % over the next four years.
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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