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Transfer - Associate in Arts

Program Overview

Did you know that students with a philosophical education see an improvement in standardized test performance and critical thinking skills? This increases the level of academic and professional marketability. With Delta's philosophy transfer option, students can build a solid foundation for further studies at a university.

Philosophy helps provide many essential skills for today’s careers, such as advising, consulting, editing and publishing, journalism and public relations.

Earning Potential

Get an advanced degree in philosophy and become a professor. It's rewarding and engaging. Plus, job growth is expected to remain steady over the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $68,100 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Philosophy Professor
  • High School Teacher
  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Transfer seamlessly

    So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

    Visit the Transfer Center

About Delta's Program

Our philosophy faculty are committed to teaching students how to recognize, understand and think critically about philosophical issues relevant to their lives. They actively engage in living the philosophical life personally, and professionally.

  • Students who complete the philosophy transfer program will:
      • Learn to apply the standards of sound reasoning and ethical decision making
      • Develop the ability to understand and evaluate arguments that support position on different sides of philosophical and ethical issues
      • Develop the ability to formulate arguments in support of their own philosophical and ethical opinions and conclusions
      • Learn how to apply the methods of philosophical and ethical analysis to their own lives, believes and interests

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on! Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the whole list of transfer opportunities.

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Why you should choose Delta 


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


 Study abroad

Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And, get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth


Facts & Figures


With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.

One in eight

1 in 8 people in our community age 17-70 have taken a class at Delta.