Concordia University

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What you can study

Philosophy teaches methods for analyzing and understanding the complex, novel and persistent problems that we face in science, politics, economics, and cultural and human affairs.

Whether you wish to pursue a career in teaching and researching in philosophy or not, an undergraduate degree in philosophy is an excellent starting point for going into any number of professions or fields of graduate study, including law, government, medicine, and business.


The Major in Philosophy is designed to provide a sound, basic understanding of the major topics in, and historical periods of, philosophy, with less stringent requirements than the Honours program. It provides thorough training in reading, writing, speaking, and analysis of concepts and arguments. The degree consists in 36 credits, taken in three stages. Stage I is normally completed in a student’s first year at Concordia, and stages II and II in the subsequent two years.  Use our checklist to plan your courses, to make sure you cover all the stages and courses of the Major.

The Minor in philosophy is designed to support your major in another subject.  It consists in 24 credits.  View our checklist for a list of required courses.

The Honours in Philosophy program is designed to provide a rigorous grounding in major topics and historical periods of philosophy. It gives you excellent training in reading, writing, speaking, and analysis of concepts and arguments.  An Honours degree is normally required for doing a graduate degree in philosophy. The degree consists in 60 credits, taken in three stages. Stage I is normally completed in a student’s first year at Concordia, and stages II and II in the subsequent two years. Use our checklist to plan your courses, to make sure you cover all the stages and courses of the Honours program.

Consult our list of the undergraduate courses we are offering, including course descriptions. Note that we offer a variety of advanced courses with topics that change from year to year, reflecting the latest research by our faculty; our list provides details of these topics. These advanced courses are the capstone of our program and offer unique opportunities for intensive learning and study. Search the university schedule for full details of scheduling of our courses.

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