Lakehead University - Thunder Bay

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School:Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Faculty:Social Sciences and Humanities
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Philosophy
Description:While the pursuit of knowledge has evolved into specialized disciplines, philosophy continues to address the larger, fundamental questions underlying these disciplines such as "What is knowledge?", "What is truth?", "What is justice?". By studying philosophy, you will learn about the intellectual foundations of our society, but you will also develop critical thinking and problem solving skills that will enable you to re-examine society with an inquisitive mind and a discerning lens. Due to the multidisciplinary relevance of the field, you may combine your studies with disciplines such as English, History, French, Indigenous Learning, Psychology, or Political Science. We are also one of the few universities in Canada to offer a minor in Professional Ethics. This is a great option if you are interested in examining ethical issues in business, biomedical science, the environment, or digital technology.

We will explore fundamental philosophical concepts, from Ancient Greek to the modern era, in order to understand contemporary thinking about ethics and justice in context. Our programs emphasize reasoning skills, oral debate, and writing proficiency with the balance of coursework dedicated to such philosophical topics as

  • Gender
  • Popular Culture
  • Paranormal
  • Love
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Existentialism
  • Environmental
URL:Philosophy at Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,985

The tuition cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.
Scholarships:2

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent high school diploma; Gr. 12 U English and 5 additional Gr. 12 U or M credits (including prerequisite courses). A minimum 70% overall final average. Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.
Program Specific Prerequisites: English (ENG4U), 5 additional grade 12 U/M courses
For more information, please visit: lakeheadu.ca/admissions.

Test Scores:
  • Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 58] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

For a full listing of English Language Proficiency Requirements and accepted tests with minimum scores, please visit: lakeheadu.ca/studentcentral/applying/english-language-proficiency-requirements.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 28, 2020

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