Philosophy, defined as the pursuit of wisdom, encompasses the exploration of the nature of reality, consciousness, values, knowledge, reason, argument and evidence.

You’ll study not only the primary texts of the Western philosophical tradition, but also major texts of Indian and Chinese thought.

You’ll learn to be critical, reflective, thoughtful, skeptical, affirmative, knowledgeable, and, of course, wise. You’ll become a decision-maker, well trained for a variety of vocations, including law, public service and policy.

  • BA in Philosophy
  • Minor in Philosophy
  • Certificates in Ethics or Pre-Law

Expected cut-off: mid 70s

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Career outcomes

  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Writer and editor
  • Teacher
  • Public relations adviser

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)

Recommended subjects

  • One from 4U history, 4U philosophy, 4U classical studies, or 4U international language.