Philosophy and Religion Specialization
The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor.
Liberal Arts: Philosophy and Religion Specialization
Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree
Four semesters (two-year) program
The associate of arts and sciences degree in philosophy and religion is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college, a university or a seminary for advanced studies. Philosophy and religion offers an excellent foundation as either a major (or a minor) concentration supporting a wide diversity of life career fields including: ethics, general philosophy, liberal studies, pre-theology and religious studies.
The associate of arts and sciences degrees (AA&S) offered by LFCC provide freshman and sophomore level course work toward the completion of a baccalaureate degree. The AA&S degree programs require students to take essentially the same courses as required by their university/four-year college counterparts in the areas of English, health/physical education, humanities, mathematics, science and social science.
To help facilitate the transfer process each state-supported college and most private colleges in Virginia produce a Virginia Community College Transfer Guide. These transfer guides provide specific information about the transferability of courses and/or programs to their respective institutions. Transfer guides can be obtained directly from the college of interest or can be referenced in the Office of Student Success on both the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses. Students may also download many Virginia transfer guides.
Students should begin preparing for transfer as early as possible. Steps in this process include: making a career decision, identifying colleges which offer the intended programs of study, examining available transfer guides and college catalogs, talking with transfer representatives, identifying program prerequisites, researching the academic competitiveness of the institutions and program under consideration, attending open house events offered by the colleges and exploring financial aid and housing opportunities.
LFCC offers many services and programs to assist the transfer student. Students are encouraged to seek the assistance of their faculty advisor or counselor to gain additional information to plan a successful transfer experience.
Margaret Ross, M.A.