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  • Philosophy Combined Honours Programs
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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You may join this program internationally renowned for its courses in argumentation theory and political thought. Philosophy gives you a broad vision of the world and the ability to make intelligent decisions, laying the foundation for a variety of careers. You can study philosophy exclusively, or combine it with another discipline. Classes are small and full of opportunities to discuss today’s most pressing topics such as artificial intelligence, feminism, the environment and politics.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Western Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Reasoning Skills, Informal Logic: Fallacy, Philosophy and Human Nature


Specialization Options: Social and Political Thought, Argumentation and Logic


Career Tracks: Civil service worker, journalist, politician, communications official, policy analyst, lawyer

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).


Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

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

96.6%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Humanities, 2017)

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]

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.


Common sectors for graduates

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

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  • Learning communities
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Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

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