Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) in Philosophy

Philosophy enables us to reflect on questions of who we are and how we should live. It is crucial to intelligent decision making in all spheres of life. Students of philosophy have made important contributions to life across the spectrum of occupations. Studying philosophy provides you with advanced reading, writing, and critical skills that open many doors.

Program Description

Our program is recognized for excellence in teaching and research and has an international reputation for work in informal logic and argumentation theory. Our faculty members are at the forefront of research into the roots of environmental problems, the possibility of artificial intelligence, women’s struggle for equality, and the future of democracy and a rational society.

  • Necessary in a world with rapid scientific, technological, environmental, political, cultural and economic changes
  • Cultivates the ability to understand and criticize underlying principles of action and belief
  • Not an ivory tower pursuit
  • Develops the ability to systematically question and criticize accepted practices and beliefs and to argue rigorously in support of unexplored possibilities
  • Investigates the most important problems facing our world
  • Involves UWindsor philosophers who are at the forefront of research into sound and unsound reasoning, the roots of environmental crisis, the possibility of artificial intelligence, women’s struggle for equality, and the future of democracy and a rational society

Course Descriptions - Philosophy

Faculty - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department - Philosophy

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Mean admission average of 80%
  • ENG4U required.
  • Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.

Career Tracks

  • Law (with additional studies)
  • Business
  • Civil service
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Philosophy
  • Education (with additional studies)
  • Any job that values careful, creative and critical thinking

Student Support

We have a small, friendly department that provides ample opportunity for student-teacher interaction. The student-run philosophy club allows students to interact with one another. Visiting speakers bring faculty, students and the public together with members of the broader philosophical community.

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Philosophy (General)

Philosophy (Honours)

Philosophy (Honours Combined Program)

Contact Us

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