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Philosophy — 4-year 2022/2023

4. Philosophy — 4-year

Concordia’s Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy program enables students to build their foundational comprehension, reasoning, and communication skills, while exploring the most fundamental questions in life. The program develops an understanding of the major sub-disciplines of philosophy while exploring the fundamental nature of reality, how we can really know, how we should live our lives, and how to tell the difference between sound and unsound reasoning. It builds an understanding of the history of philosophy, enabling students to understand the origins of the ideas which shape society. Students develop their abilities to comprehend complex claims and reasoning, reason effectively themselves, and communicate clearly and convincingly. While studying the foundations of ethics, students learn to better distinguish good from bad, right from wrong, and wise from unwise individual and societal actions.


42–60 credits required, to include:

  1. PHIL125 (Introduction to Logic)
  2. PHIL102 (Introduction to Philosophy) or PHIL202 (Introduction to Philosophy)
  3. One of
  4. One of
  5. PHIL240 (Western Philosophy - Ancient and Medieval)
  6. PHIL241 (Western Philosophy - Modern)
  7. A 400-level PHIL course
  8. 21-39 credits of unspecified PHIL courses (with a maximum of 3 credits at the junior level)

In addition to the above, students must complete:

  1. 6 credits of courses offered by the Faculty of Science. (3 credits from each of two different sciences are recommended.)
  2. 6 credits in any courses offered by the departments of Social Science and/or Psychology (CNST, ECO, HIS, INDG, POEC, PSCI, PSY, SOC). (3 credits from each of two different social sciences are recommended.)

Permissible minors: All minors listed in section 10.6 except Philosophy.


A minimum of 6 credits English, 6 credits Religious Studies, 3 credits Fine Arts, and 3 credits Classics are strongly recommended.

[Approved by the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Arts on April 7th, 2022]

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