Become Seekers of Knowledge
The Bachelor of Philosophy is a four-year program. Students completing this degree are expected to be highly qualified candidates for graduate studies in Philosophy. The program is designed to progressively acquaint students with the fundamental problems that are debated within Western philosophical thought, to introduce them to the concepts and techniques proper to philosophical thinking, and to develop skills necessary for rigorous, critical and independent thought. Particular attention is given to develop advanced knowledge of major philosophical movements, issues and philosophical systems of the ancient world, Middle Ages, early modern period and modern period, as well as current philosophical movements and main issues in metaphysics and in the theory of knowledge.
Students pursuing a bachelor in philosophy will also acquire the ability to write extended research papers on philosophical authors and themes, and construct a personal research program in view of graduate studies in Philosophy. The program includes a Final Oral Comprehensive Examination as a capstone experience.
- The Bachelor of Philosophy – B.Ph. is a 4 year honours program.
- Requirements: 120 credits, with a minimum of 90 credits in Philosophy, 27 additional credits and 3 credits for the Final Oral Comprehensive Examination.
A word about your studies in philosophy
During your studies, you will be encouraged to spot unfounded assumptions and build more logical arguments. This is the art of critical thinking. In order to build better arguments, it is important to think outside the box. Philosophy teaches you to open new possibilities, to make connections across a variety of perspectives.