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Future Students

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What do you believe, and why? Philosophy can help with the answers. You will study fundamental questions about the world and your place in it. As a student of philosophy at Trent, you can explore questions about the nature of reality, the meaning of human existence, ethics, and the limits of knowledge. Students of philosophy develop advanced skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication – valuable foundations in any number of career choices

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Explore topics such as logic and morality, and the connections between philosophy and other fields in our cross-listed courses
  • Experience the annual Ryle Lecture series and other philosophy events that allow you to engage with world-renowned philosophers
  • Become part of a vibrant philosophical community of students in Trent’s oldest undergraduate club, the Philosophical Society

Ontario Secondary School Requirements

General 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

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Career Paths

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