Minor in Philosophy

Career Prospects

A Minor in Philosophy will help you develop a number of employment-related skills and expand your ability to think independently and become a capable problem-solver, see larger issues and implications of problems and contribute effectively to shaping public policy, act ethically and advise others on ethical issues, and learn how to build guidelines for ethical procedures, understand different belief systems and work with people from all faiths and backgrounds to build bridges across differences, lead and guide fair and constructive discussions, apply logic to issues in research, development and computing, and write clear concise reports, briefs, and position papers.

Program Structure

The requirements of the Philosophy Minor are designed to be met within a four-year Baccalaureate program. The Philosophy Minor provides 27 credits towards the 120 credits required for a UFV Bachelor of Arts degree. For more information on the Bachelor of Arts program requirements, please see the UFV Academic Calendar.

Once you are admitted to the Bachelor of Arts program and you have completed at least 30 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 on all credits attempted, you may make an appointment with an advisor in the Arts Advice Centre to complete the declaration form. Appointments with the Arts Advice Centre can be booked online here.


Lower Level Requirements: 12 credits

Course     Title                                                                                                        Credits
Two of:    
PHIL 100 Reasoning 3
PHIL 110 Morality and Politics 3
PHIL 120 Knowledge and Reality 3
Two of:                                                                                                                             
PHIL 210 Contemporary Issues in Morality and Politics 3
PHIL 220 Issues in Metaphysics and Epistemology 3
PHIL 230 Philosophy of Law 3
PHIL 240 Faith and Reason: Philosophy of Religion 3
PHIL 250 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy 3
PHIL 251A Rationalism and Early Modern Philosophy 3
PHIL 251B Empiricism and Early Modern Philosophy 3
PHIL 252 History of Continental Philosophy 3


Upper Level Requirements: 15 credits

Course     Title                                                                                                        Credits
Five of:    
PHIL 300 Symbolic Logic in Context 3
PHIL 305 Philosophy of Decision Making and Dispute Resolution 3
PHIL 310 Ethics and Public Policy 3
PHIL 312 Occupational Ethics 3
PHIL 315 Contemporary Ethical Theory 3
PHIL 318 Environmental Ethics 3
PHIL 322 The Philosophy of Mind 3
PHIL 323 Philosophical Issues in the Social Sciences 3
PHIL 325 Contemporary Philosophy: The Problem of Truth 3
PHIL 352 History of Analytic Philosophy 3
PHIL 353 Philosophies of India 3
PHIL 360 Special Topics: Contemporary Issues for Philosophical Analysis  3
PHIL 362 Philosophy of Education 3
PHIL 364 Philosophy and Children 3
PHIL 367 Philosophy for Counsellors 3
PHIL 370 Practical Studies in Applied Ethics and Politics 3
PHIL 480 Selected Topics in Morality and Politics 3
PHIL 481 Selected Topics in Epistemology and Metaphysics 3
PHIL 482 Selected Topics in the History of Philosophy 3
PHIL 483 Selected Topics in Philosophy 3
PHIL 490 Directed Studies in Ethical and Political Philosophy 3
PHIL 491 Directed Studies in Philosophy 3



For Philosophy course descriptions, please see the UFV Academic Calendar. For more information regarding the Minor, please contact the Philosophy department assistant at (604)557-4035 or via email at philosophy@ufv.ca


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