Philosophy

What is philosophy?

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, truth, beauty, law, justice, validity, mind and language. Philosophers aim to understand reality, clarify the nature of interactions between individuals and society, and to come to terms with problems of existence and ultimate value.

 

Philosophy at Memorial

Memorial’s Department of Philosophy aims to develop students’ intellectual abilities through examining different answers that philosophers have given to fundamental questions in order to develop a critical and systemic approach toward investigating reality and experience that relies on reasoned arguments.

 

Sample courses and degree map

PHIL 2210 - Logic
PHIL 2561 - Environmental Ethics
PHIL 3940 - Existentialism

Philosophy degree map

Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your Bachelor of Arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.

 

Career opportunities

  • Arts consultant
  • Journalist
  • Public policy manager

 

Program Information
Faculty/School:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:

Philosophy

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

Campus:

St. John's

Honours Option:

Yes

Co-op Available:

No

Duration:

4 years

Intake:

Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:

No


Tuition InformationWebsite

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