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Certificate of Distinction in Philosophy

Earn a Certificate of Distinction in Philosophy at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll boost your résumé and graduate applications by simultaneously earning your philosophy degree with a Certificate of Distinction that acknowledges superior coursework mastery. You can qualify by choosing 33 units of select philosophy courses and maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Program at a Glance

The School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University trains students for effective ministry in the church and around the world through practical programs in a supportive Christ-centered community.

Program Units


  • Azusa (Main Campus)


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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Build your ability to think critically within a specialized area of philosophy.
  • Master foundational topics that will prepare you for graduate study.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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Program Details

The Certificate of Distinction in Philosophy recognizes that a student has achieved a superior mastery of courses that provide a strong basis for graduate study in philosophy and demonstrate the student’s ability to think critically within a specialized area of philosophy.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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