"All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion,
and forgiveness; the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives." ~
e Dalai Lama ~
Beginning in Fall 2013 the Associate of Arts in Religious Studies administered by the Department of Philosophy is available to Cerritos College students. is degree oers a coordinated set of classes promoting an interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environment designed for understanding contemporary religious systems and practices as they are exhibited in the global community. It also aims at rening students' basic understanding of secular, religious, and philosophical elements of religious experiences across cultures. The Associate of Arts in Religious Studies is organized around general education transfer courses. is program is in alignment with Cerritos College's ve institutional goals and competencies: independent learner, global awareness, civic responsibility, critical thinking, and personal responsibility.
Last, in agreement with the Cerritos College educational philosophy this degree will help to prepare individuals for full participation in a complex democratic society as citizens and leaders, for the fulllment of personal needs, and for the future.