Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy

Students in the 40-course (120.0 credit hours) Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program may declare a minor in philosophy, to be completed in addition to their major.

The opportunity to declare a minor in philosophy is available for students in the BA, BSc, or BASc program, in addition to the following majors:

  • Single discipline majors, except Philosophy
  • General Major in the Humanities, provided Philosophy is not one of the disciplinary streams
  • General Major in the Sciences
  • General Major in the Social Sciences
  • Multidisciplinary majors

Note: The minor in philosophy is not available to students in the Combined Degrees programs (i.e., BA/BEd, BA/BMgt, BSc/BEd, BSc/BMgt), Post-Diploma programs, or the BA, BSc, or BASc as second degree.

Note: Students choosing to complete the minor in philosophy with the BASc degree program may need to complete more than the minimum 40 courses for the BASc depending on the choice of majors.

Required courses: Six courses (18.0 credit hours) in philosophy and/or logic, including at least one philosophy or logic course (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level.

No more than one independent studies (Philosophy or Logic 2990, 3990, 4990) or applied studies (Philosophy or Logic 2980, 3980, 4980) course may be counted towards the minor.