Undergraduate

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Philosophy.

Why study philosophy?

In philosophy, you'll explore the most fundamental questions of life, the questions that people across all ages and cultures have always asked themselves about the world and their place in it:

  • What is the meaning of life?
  • Are there objective standards of right and wrong?
  • Is there life after death?

You’ll address vital issues like the ethics of war, inequality and injustice, politics and children’s rights.

Studying philosophy improves your writing, sharpens your critical thinking and helps you effectively communicate your thoughts about challenging and inspiring questions.

In our popular minor in Applied Ethics you’ll gain the practical and theoretical resources to deal with the wide-range of ethical challenges encountered in your personal and professional life.

See our program overview for more information, look for answers to frequently asked questions or see what kind of courses you can take in philosophy.