Programs

You can find a list of our currently offered undergraduate courses as well as syllabi on our Courses page.

The tabs below outline the requirements for each of our degree programs. Feel free to contact our undergraduate adviser for help planning your degree, particularly if you plan on taking a Major or Honours degree with us. You can also find out more about the Minor in Applied Ethics.

30 units of courses in philosophy, including at least 21 units numbered 300 and above.

  1. At least two of:
    1. PHIL 201
    2. PHIL 203
    3. PHIL 370 (if selected, 370 cannot count towards upper-level requirements)
  2. One from each of:
    1. PHIL 301: Plato, PHIL 303: Aristotle
    2. PHIL 306: The Rationalists, PHIL 308: The Empiricists, PHIL 309: Kant
    3. PHIL 301: Plato, PHIL 303: Aristotle, PHIL 306: The Rationalists, PHIL 308: The Empiricists, PHIL 309: Kant (not selected above)
    4. PHIL 352: Metaphysics, PHIL 354: Philosophy of Language, PHIL 362: Philosophy of Mind
    5. PHIL 351: Epistemology, PHIL 356: Philosophy of Science, PHIL 358: Theory of Perception
    6. PHIL 335: Contemporary Moral Philosophy, PHIL 338: Meta-Ethics, PHIL 339: Theories of Justice
  3. An additional 9.0 units of philosophy courses numbered 300 and above (excluding PHIL 321, 330, 331, 333)
  4. An additional 3.0 units of philosophy courses numbered 400 and above
  5. An additional 6.0 units of philosophy at any level

Graduation standing: To obtain an Honours degree, you must have a minimum 5.0 graduating GPA and have a minimum 6.0 GPA in all credit courses taken in philosophy.

To apply: If you wish to be considered for the honours program, apply to the undergraduate adviser. Applications are normally considered only after students have completed their second year of study.

Although Senate regulations specify that an honours degree should normally be completed in four academic years, we give our students the option of taking five years. You must formally request permission from the department to do it over five years.

Download the Honours checklist file.

Students must complete the following 21 units of courses in philosophy.

  1. At least two of:
    1. PHIL 201
    2. PHIL 203
    3. PHIL 370 (if selected, 370 cannot count towards upper-level requirements)
  2. One from each of:
    1. PHIL 301: Plato, PHIL 303: Aristotle
    2. PHIL 306: The Rationalists, PHIL 308: The Empiricists, PHIL 309: Kant
    3. PHIL 301: Plato, PHIL 303: Aristotle, PHIL 306: The Rationalists, PHIL 308: The Empiricists, PHIL 309: Kant (not selected above)
    4. PHIL 352: Metaphysics, PHIL 354: Philosophy of Language, PHIL 362: Philosophy of Mind
    5. PHIL 351: Epistemology, PHIL 356: Philosophy of Science, PHIL 358: Theory of Perception
    6. PHIL 335: Contemporary Moral Philosophy, PHIL 338: Meta-Ethics, PHIL 339: Theories of Justice
  3. An additional 6.0 units of philosophy courses numbered 300 and above (excluding PHIL 321, 330, 331, 333)Major
  4. An additional 3.0 units of philosophy at any level.

Download the Major checklist file.

12 units of courses in philosophy. Of these, at least 9.0 must be numbered 300 or higher.