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Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • Honours Philosophy
  • Philosophy Combined Honours
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Philosophy is crucial to intelligent decision making in all spheres of life. Students of philosophy have made important contributions to life across the spectrum of occupations. This program enjoys an international reputation for work in informal logic and argumentation theory. It lays a strong foundation for a career in civil service, politics, journalism, philosophy, or education and law (with additional studies).

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

If you’re a highly motivated student who wants knowledge and skills that will familiarize you with the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, this elite program is for you. Design your program to match your interests and career aspirations. From here, consider a master’s program, professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, law, MBA, pharmacy), or teaching (with additional studies).

Admission Requirements (with/without Thesis)

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Functional Knowledge

  • Appreciating the thoughts and ideas of people from other times and places; expressing and evaluating these ideas with respect to historical and modern contexts and competing philosophies
  • Understanding and internalizing several major philosophical tenets, figures, texts, and schools of thought
  • Closely evaluating competing arguments and ideas to articulate fine differences and areas of commonality
  • Examining and explaining beliefs, arguments, and ideas using sound logical reasoning and rationality
  • Building sturdy, well-supported points of view; expressing forcefully and intelligently why one’s view is preferable to competing alternatives
  • Identifying and isolating the distinctive qualities of arguments using clarity and reason

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

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Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Katie Sulatycki

“Studying philosophy provided me with the analytical and problem-solving skills that are much needed in many industries today. It also taught me to see the world in new and different ways, to think critically and creatively, and to keep a good humour about life.”

Katie Sulatycki –
BA (Honours) in Philosophy [2013]

90.2%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Humanities, 2014)

Common Industries for Philosophy Graduates

  • Academia
  • Government
  • Law
  • Media, journalism, and communications
  • Research

Career Tracks*

  • Campaign manager
  • Civil service
  • Communications official
  • Consultant
  • Entertainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Librarian
  • Media analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Policy analyst
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • Writer

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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