The Right Program For You

The variety of programs offered by the department lets you decide how much philosophy you’d like to study:

  • The B.A. Honours (4 years) or B.A. in Philosophy (3 years) programs are for you if want to focus your undergraduate studies in philosophy.
  • The concentration in philosophy, ethics and public affairs (PEPA) is for you if you want to combine the study of ethics and the analysis of social and public policies. Areas of policy include business, health care, biomedical technology, law, or government.
  • The B.A. Combined Honours program is for you if you wish to equally focus your studies in philosophy as well as another area, such as english, political science, or more. The other discipline must also offer a combined honours program.
  • The Minor in philosophy is for you if you want to supplement studies in a different area with some extra philosophy courses.

If you are planning to do graduate work in philosophy you should enroll in the B.A. Honours program. Honours students have the opportunity to take fourth-year seminars in our award-winning faculty members’ current areas of research.

The Carleton University Philosophy Students group (CUPS) organizes regular discussion groups, tutoring, and celebrations attended by undergraduate, graduate students and faculty.

Admission to our Undergraduate Programs

For information on admissions and applications to our undergraduate programs, see here.

Click one of our programs offered below to see its degree requirements

Philosophy B.A. Honours

Philosophy with Concentration in Philosophy, Ethics and Public Affairs B.A. Honours

Philosophy B.A. Combined Honours

Philosophy B.A. General

Minor in Philosophy

For our grad programs, click here.