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Durham Greater Toronto Area

Philosophy (B.A.)

Experience philosophy through a variety of events including the annual Ryle Lecture series, and become part of a vibrant philosophical community by joining Trent’s oldest undergraduate club, the Philosophical Society.

Do you have questions? Questions about the universe, the mind, or right versus wrong? As a student of Philosophy at Trent, you will explore fundamental questions about the world and your place in it by discussing questions about the nature of reality, the meaning of life, ethics, and how much we can know. Through these inquiries, you will enrich your critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills – all valuable and applicable abilities wherever your career ambitions lie.


Resume Boosters

  • Put your work on display at the Trent Philosophy Society’s annual student symposium
  • Generous awards and scholarships available exclusively to Philosophy majors
  • Interact with our strong network of Philosophy alumni that stop in from time to time, including Yann Martel, best-selling author of Life of Pi (now an Oscar winning film)

Career Paths

Entrepreneur; Politician; Public Administrator; Lawyer; Human Resources Executive; Human Rights Officer; Doctor; Journalist; Public Relations Professional; Equity Advisor; Ethics Consultant; Corporate Executive

Popular Courses

Critical Thinking; Love and Desire; Death; the Meaning of Life; Philosophy of Law; Moral Issues; Philosophy of Emotion; Cyberethics; Biomedical Ethics

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%