Thunder Bay • Orillia

Philosophy Programs Information

Chair of the Department of Philosophy R.E. Maundrell
Professors: T. Dufresne
Associate Professors: J.P. Blahuta
  D.A. Larivière
  R.E. Maundrell
Adjunct Professors R. Matthews
  C. Sacchetti-Dufresne
  R. Tonkens
Professors Emeriti of Philosophy: R.A. Berg
  B.K. Kent
  J.D. Rabb

The Department of Philosophy offers a BA and HBA in Philosophy, as well as double majors with Psychology (BA and HBA) and HBA double majors with English, French, History, Indigenous Learning, and Political Science. The Department also offers minors in Philosophy and in Professional Ethics. Philosophy programs are also offered concurrently with a BEd from the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education.

There are many interesting possibilities of combining philosophy with courses in other departments; for instance one can study the philosophy of a period and also its history or its literature; one can study art or science and also the philosophy of art (aesthetics) or the philosophy of science. A double major or combined honours program permits a more thorough interdisciplinary exploration of appropriate themes.

Programs and courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the department. For the grades required in major and in honours programs, see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Regulations.

The following Philosophy programs are offered:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

BA (Philosophy Major) (TB)
BA (Psychology and Philosophy Majors) (TB)
Honours BA (Philosophy Major) (TB)
Honours BA (Philosophy and English Majors) (TB)
BA (Philosophy and English Majors) 4 Year (TB)
Honours BA (Philosophy and French Majors) (TB)
Honours BA (History and Philosophy Majors) (TB)
Honours BA (Indigenous Learning and Philosophy Majors) (TB)
Honours BA (Philosophy and Political Science Majors) (TB)
Honours BA (Philosophy and Psychology Majors) (TB)
Minor Program in Philosophy (TB)(O)
Minor Program in Applied Ethics (TB)
BA, BEd (Philosophy Major) P/J(TB)
Honours BA, BEd (Philosophy Major) P/J(TB)