Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

Philosophy helps students explore a wide range of questions and helps students ask the big questions and accept that there are no easy answers. Philosophy asks the questions about meaning, truth, ethics, art, citizenship, and freedom that define who we are as individuals and leads us to a clearer sense of our role in society.

Meld minds

In studying philosophy, you will meet the world's great thinkers from antiquity's Plato and Aristotle to Bertrand Russell and Simone de Beauvoir who confronted the moral dilemmas of our modern age.

Students will hone logic and reasoning skills in discussions surrounding contentious issues such as euthanasia, cloning and censorship.

Course of study

If you are interested in pursuing a major or minor in philosophy, we encourage you to enroll in Introduction to Philosophy or Introduction to Logic, which are first year courses exploring the issues and techniques of modern philosophy. You can declare a major or double major in philosophy, or complete a minor.

For more information, visit the Philosophy Department's website.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.


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  • Lawyer (additional education required)