Taking the following courses will prepare you for philosophy at any UC campus that offers the major.

Expected coursework

  • Introduction to symbolic logic
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Modern philosophy
  • Ethical theory
  • Philosophy of mind or epistemology

Use ASSIST to find the specific classes offered at your community college that will satisfy the expected coursework. In addition to the specific coursework above, you will need to fulfill minimum requirements expected of all transfer applicants to UC.

Associate Degree for Transfer

If you're working on an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in philosophy at your community college with the goal of applying to CSU as well as UC, there's a lot of overlap in coursework. The difference between what UC expects and what CSU requires for philosophy transfer students is that UC will also expect philosophy of mind or epistemology.

Applicable majors

The philosophy pathway applies to the degree programs listed below. (More may be added in the year ahead.)

  • Philosophy, A.B. at Davis
  • Philosophy, B.A. at Berkeley
  • Philosophy, B.A. at Irvine
  • Philosophy, B.A. at Los Angeles
  • Philosophy, B.A. at Riverside
  • Philosophy, B.A. at San Diego
  • Philosophy, B.A. at Santa Barbara
  • Philosophy, B.A. at Santa Cruz

Campus GPA requirements

Admission to different UC campuses and majors varies in competitiveness depending on how many students apply and how many slots are available. As a result, the minimum GPA and grade requirements for particular courses may vary from campus to campus. Make sure to look on the campus admissions websites to find minimum expected grade point averages for the major you are interested in.