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Philosophy (BA)


 Waterloo

Can we know anything with certainty? Are there absolute moral values? What is human nature? What is truth? These questions deal with fundamental ideas in the sense that how we answer them has important implications both for what we should believe and how we should act.

Learning to think carefully and critically is the best skill you can learn at university, and the Philosophy department at Laurier is an ideal place to acquire these skills. Our goal and our teaching philosophy are to provide you with the ability to think about the great questions and concerns in society and to express yourself with clarity and precision.


Program Highlights

  • We have a wide array of courses that include underrepresented fields in the discipline.
  • This is a flexible program that allows you to pursue your interests.
  • We offer writing-intensive courses that hone your reasoning and communication skills.
  • We offer small senior seminars that allow for group discussion and peer learning.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Reasoning and Argumentation
  • Medical Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Indian Philosophy
  • The Quest for World Peace
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Sex, Love and Friendship

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English.
  • IB Minimum Score: 28.

Careers

Because philosophy provides such a comprehensive undergraduate foundation, our graduates have the freedom to pursue a variety of professions or graduate degrees. Some examples include:

  • Law
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Applied ethics
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Education
  • Art/Aesthetics
  • Journalism/Communications
  • Teacher’s college
  • Divinity

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