Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

Philosophy Degrees Offfered

Honours Specialization in Philosophy

Honors Specialization may be combined with a Major, a Minor, and/or optional courses totaling no more than 6.0 credits.

Admission Requirements
Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses with no mark below 60%. 1.0 course from Philosophy 1020, 1022E, 1100E, 1130F/G, 1200 or 1350F/G is recommended.

9.0 course module:

0.5 course from: Philosophy 2260F/G, 2400F/G, 2500F/G.
1.5 course: Philosophy 2200F/G, 2202F/G, 2700F/G.
1.0 course from: Philosophy 2250 or 2252W/X and an additional 0.5 course in Philosophy at the 2200 level or above.
2.0 additional courses in Philosophy at the 2200 level or above.
0.5 course from: Philosophy 3260F/G, 3410F/G, 3501F/G, 3601F/G, 3500E (King's).
0.5 course from: Philosophy 3170F/G, 3180F/G, 3700E (King's), Philosophy 3710F/G or 3720F/G.
0.5 course from: Philosophy 3003F/G, 3006F/G, 3012F/G, 3014F/G, 3020F/G, 3022F/G, 3023F/G, 3024F/G, 3026F/G, 3027F/G, 3028F/G, 3110F/G or 4050F/G.
2.5 additional courses in Philosophy at the 3000 level or above.

Note: Students using the former Philosophy 3500E and/or Philosophy 3700E to meet module requirements may reduce the 2.5 additional courses in Philosophy at the 3000 level or above accordingly.

Specialization in Philosophy

Specialization may be combined with a Major, a Minor, and/or optional courses totaling no more than 6.0 credits. 

Admission Requirements
1.0 course from Philosophy 1020, 1022E, 1100E, 1130F/G, 1200 or 1350F/G is recommended.

9.0 course module:

2.0 courses* from: Philosophy 2200F/G, 2202F/G, 2250, 2500F/G, 2700F/G.
3.0 additional courses in Philosophy at the 2200 level or above.
0.5 course from: Philosophy 3260F/G, 3410F/G, 3501F/G, 3510F/G (Huron), Philosophy 3601F/G, or the former Philosophy 3500E (King's).
0.5 course from: Philosophy 3170F/G, 3180F/G, 3700E (King's), Philosophy 3710F/G or 3720F/G.
0.5 course from: Philosophy 3003F/G, 3006F/G, 3012F/G, 3014F/G, 3020F/G, 3022F/G, 3023F/G, 3024F/G, 3026F/G, 3027F/G, 3028F/G, 3110F/G or 4050F/G.
2.5 additional courses in Philosophy at the 3000 level or above.

* Philosophy 2260F/G or 2400F/G may be substituted for Philosophy 2500F/G. Philosophy 2252W/X may be substituted for Philosophy 2250.

Note: Students using the former Philosophy 3500E and/or Philosophy 3700E to meet module requirements may reduce the 2.5 additional courses in Philosophy at the 3000 level or above accordingly.

Major in Philosophy

Double Majors can be registered in either Major's faculty (if the Major modules are not from the same faculty) and may be combined with optional courses totaling no more than 3.0 credits. 

Admission Requirements
1.0 course from Philosophy 1020, 1022E, 1100E, 1130F/G, 1200 or 1350F/G is recommended.


6.0 course module:

2.0 courses from: Philosophy 2200F/G, 2202F/G, 2250**, 2500F/G*, 2700F/G.
1.0 additional course in Philosophy at the 2200 level or above.
3.0 additional courses in Philosophy at the 3000 level or above.

*Philosophy 2260F/G or 2400F/G may be substituted for Philosophy 2500F/G.
** Philosophy 2252W/X (or the former 222a and one other half course selected from this list) may be substituted for Philosophy 2250.

Minor in Philosophy

Admission Requirements
1.0 course from Philosophy 1020, 1022E, 1100E, 1130F/G, 1200 or 1350F/G is recommended.

4.0 course module:

2.0 courses in Philosophy at the 2000 level or above
2.0 courses in Philosophy at the 2200 level or above

Minor in Philosophy of Science

Admission Requirements
1.0 course from Philosophy 1020, 1022E, 1100E, 1130F/G, 1200 or 1350F/G is recommended.

4.0 course module:

0.5 course: Philosophy 2300F/G or 2030F/G.
1.0 course from: Philosophy 2310F/G, 2350F/G, 2370F/G or 2500F/G.
1.0 course from: Philosophy 3201A/B, 3202B, 3235F/G, 3310F/G, 3320F/G, 3330F/G,3340F/G or 3341F/G.
1.5 additional courses in Philosophy at the 2000 level or above.

* Students using the former Philosophy 134E to meet module requirements may reduce the 2.0 additional courses in Philosophy at the 2000 level or above accordingly.

Minor in Ethics

Admission Requirements
1.0 course from Philosophy 1020, 1022E, 1100E, 1130F/G, 1200 or 1350F/G is recommended.

4.0 course module:

0.5 course: Philosophy 2700F/G.
0.5 course from: Philosophy 2800F/G, 2801F/G.
2.0 courses in Philosophy at the 2000 level or above in areas of Ethics, Applied Ethics, Political Philosophy or Philosophy of Law. Eligible courses include: Philosophy 2070E, 2071E, 2073F/G, 2074F/G, 2077F/G, 2080, 2083F/G, 2370F/G, 2630F/G, 2661F/G, 2662F/G, 2701E, 2710F/G, 2715F/G, 2720F/G, 2800F/G, 2801F/G, 2810F/G, 2821F/G, 2822F/G, 3170F/G, 3180F/G, 3700E, 3710F/G, 3720F/G.
1.0 additional course in Philosophy at the 2000 level or above.

Note: The Minor in Ethics may not be combined with the Certificate in Ethics.

Minors can be combined with Honors Specializations, Specializations, Majors, and other Minors.