Undergraduate Students

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Philosophy.

PHIL 201 - Extra section coming!

Due to popular demand, beginning in January 2020, we'll be offering an additional section of PHIL 201: Critical Thinking. It will run Monday and Thursday from 11:30am-12:50pm in Cornett B135 and be taught by Carrie Klatt. 

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.