Undergraduate Program

We encourage students who plan to pursue a degree in philosophy to speak with the undergraduate advisor.
If you intend to specialize in philosophy it is recommended to take an honours degree, which is the normal preparation for graduate study in philosophy.

2018/2019 Course Offerings

 Admission and application procedures.


Degree Options

There are a variety of undergraduate program options available for students interested in studying philosophy. You may choose to concentrate in philosophy, or you may wish to combine your philosophy studies with another subject. Program options give you the chance to choose courses that interest you.  

Departmental Requirements

BA With Honours in Philosophy

Students interested in Honours Programs are encouraged to apply by the middle of their third year. Please contact Honours Advisor. The Honours application form is available online here.

Departmental Requirements

At least 60 credit hours in Philosophy of which at least 54 and no more than 66 are beyond the 1000 level.

Select at least 6 credit hours from the following: Philosophy (Logic)
  • PHIL 2130.03: Logic: Deduction
  • PHIL 2660.03: Logic: Understanding of Scientific Reasoning
  • PHIL 3140.03: Logic: Logical Theory 1
Select at least 6 credit hours from the following: Philosophy (History)
  • PHIL 2350.03; History of Philosophy: Ancient
  • PHIL 2165.03: Philosophy and the Black Experience
  • PHIL 2610.03; History of Philosophy: The Rationalists
  • PHIL 2620.03; History of Philosophy: The Empiricists
  • PHIL 3110.03; History of Ethics: Plato to Epicurus
  • PHIL 3115.03: History of Philosophy: Kant's Moral Theory
  • PHIL 3630.03: History of Philosophy: Kant
  • PHIL 3635.03; History of Philosophy: 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3640.03: History of Philosophy: 20th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3660.03: Post-Modern Philosophy
At least 24 credit hours at or above the 3000 level including 3 credit hours in:
  •  PHIL 3051.03: Epistemology and
  •  PHIL 3105.03: Ethics
  • At least 6 credit hours at the 4000 level
  • Honours Thesis

BA with Combined Honours

At least 30 and no more than 48 credit hours in Philosophy beyond the 1000 level, including 18 credit hours beyond the 2000 level. Since the requirements for the combined honours degree vary (depending on the program with which philosophy is combined) students must see an honours advisor. An honours thesis (or qualifying exam) in one of the two combined subjects is required.

Select at least 3 credit hours from the following - Philosophy (Logic):
  • PHIL 2130.03: Logic: Deduction
  • PHIL 2660.03: Logic: Understanding Scientific Reasoning
Select at least 6 credit hours from the following - Philosophy (History):
  • PHIL 2165.03: Philosophy and the Black Experience
  • PHIL 2350.03: History of Philosophy: Ancient
  • PHIL 2610.03: History of Philosophy: The Rationalists
  • PHIL 2620.03: History of Philosophy: The Empiricists
  • PHIL 3110.03: History of Ethics: Plato to Epicurus
  • PHIL 3115.03: History of Ethics: Kant's Moral Theory
  • PHIL 3630.03: History of Philosophy: Kant
  • PHIL 3635.03: History of Philosophy: 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3640.03: History of Philosophy Twentieth-Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3660.03: Post-Modern Philosophy

At least 18 credit hours at or above the 3000 level including 3 credit hours in:

  • PHIL 3051.03: Epistemology or
  • PHIL 3105.03: Ethics
  • Honours Thesis

BA (120 credit hour) Major in Philosophy

At least 36 and no more than 54 credit hours in Philosophy beyond the 1000 level, including 18 credit hours beyond the 2000 level

Select at least 3 credit hours from the following - Philosophy (Logic):
  • PHIL 2130.03: Logic: Deduction
  • PHIL 2660.03: Logic: Understanding Scientific Reasoning
Select at least 6 credit hours from the following - Philosophy (History):
  • PHIL 2165.06: Philosophy and the Black Experience
  • PHIL 2350.03; History of Philosophy: Ancient
  • PHIL 2610.03; History of Philosophy: The Rationalists
  • PHIL 2620.03; History of Philosophy: The Empiricists
  • PHIL 3110.03; History of Ethics: Plato to Epicurus
  • PHIL 3115.03: History of Philosophy: Kant's Moral Theory
  • PHIL 3630.03: History of Philosophy: Kant
  • PHIL 3635.03; History of Philosophy: 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3640.03: History of Philosophy: 20th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3660.03: Post-Modern Philosophy

At least 18 credit hours at or above the 3000 level including 3 credit hours in:

  • PHIL 3051.03: Epistemology or
  • PHIL 3105.03: Ethics

BA (120 Credit Hour) Double Major

At least 30 and no more than 48 credit hours in Philosophy beyond the 1000 level, including 18 credit hours beyond the 2000 level

Select at least 3 credit hours from the following - Philosophy (Logic):
  • PHIL 2130.03: Logic: Deduction
  • PHIL 2660.03: Logic: Understanding Scientific Reasoning
Select at least 6 credit hours from the following - Philosophy (History):
  • PHIL 2165.03: Philosophy and the Black Experience
  • PHIL 2350.03; History of Philosophy: Ancient
  • PHIL 2610.03; History of Philosophy: The Rationalists
  • PHIL 2620.03; History of Philosophy: The Empiricists
  • PHIL 3110.03; History of Ethics: Plato to Epicurus
  • PHIL 3115.03: History of Philosophy: Kant's Moral Theory
  • PHIL 3630.03: History of Philosophy: Kant
  • PHIL 3635.03; History of Philosophy: 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3640.03: History of Philosophy: 20th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 3660.03: Post-Modern Philosophy

At least 18 credit hours at or above the 3000 level including three credit hours in:

  • PHIL 3051.03: Epistemology or
  • PHIL 3105.03: Ethics

BA (90 Credit Hour) with a Minor in Philosophy

A minimum of 18 to a maximum of 27 credit hours in Philosophy beyond the 1000 level, including at least 3 credit hours beyond the 2000 level.

Select at least three credit hours from the following:

  • PHIL 2130.03: Logic: Deduction
  • PHIL 2085.03: Reasoning Skills
  • PHIL 2090.03: How to Win an Argument
  • PHIL 2660.03: Logic: Understanding Scientific Reasoning
 

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Kirstin Borgerson
Undergraduate Advisor
902.494.3338
kirstin.borgerson@dal.ca

Dr. Chike Jeffers
Nonours Advisor
(902) 494-3547
chike.jeffers@dal.ca