The study of philosophy is about asking big questions – the meaning of life, the nature of the world around us, and what forms the basis of morality. While learning is more often focused on the ‘what’, students of philosophy take on the challenge of determining the ‘why.’
By choosing to study philosophy you can learn valuable life skills to put to use in both your professional and personal lives.
These life skills encompass effective communication, critical and logical thinking, and an ability to grasp all angles of an argument and analyze it to get to the crux of an issue - a skill-set vital to work in law, politics, business, and academia.
Philosophy tackles the most fundamental questions such as “How should I live? Is there a God?
What are my rights and responsibilities? Do I have free will?” Studying philosophy will provide insight into such questions and help you develop the skills of analysis, argumentation, and clear expression. Philosophical questions underlie the theory and practice of every academic field.
Acadia’s Philosophy Department prides itself on having excellent student-teacher contact. provide students with an exceptional grounding in critical thinking and through our rigorous program, our graduates go on to high academic achievement.
Recent graduates have won the prestigious Presidential Graduate Fellowship at MIT, gained admission to graduate schools at Brown, Carleton, Cornell, Dalhousie, Harvard, Indiana, McGill, Memorial, MIT, Ottawa, Princeton, Purdue, Queen’s,
Simon Fraser, Toronto, UBC, Victoria, Western, and York; gained admission to law school at Dalhousie, Osgoode Hall, Ottawa, Queen’s, and Wales; gained admission to medical school at Memorial; and won graduate scholarships totalling well over $500,000. Philosophy prepares you for whatever career challenges you’ll face later in life.
|Cost of living||1 person||$4,020|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$5,570|
EAP Program Information
Acadia University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is a 10-week, intensive English language program for students who:
Are graduate and undergraduate students who want additional language training to help them be successful in their degree programs.
What does the EAP program include?
Each EAP term is 10 weeks long, with 25 hours of study per week. This includes:
What EAP level will I be placed in?
You will write the Acadia placement test on the first day of term to determine your EAP level. If you have recently taken a CAEL, TOEFL iBT or PBT, or IELTS, you do not have to take our placement test. You can go directly into your appropriate level based on your score.
|Foundations||EAP 500||EAP 1000||EAP 2000||Bridging||University|
|CAEL 10-20||CAEL 30||CAEL 40||CAEL 50||CAEL 60||CAEL 70|
|iBT below 49||iBT 49-58||iBT 59-68||iBT 69-78||iBT 79-89||iBT 90|
|IELTS below 4.5||IELTS 4.5||IELTS 5.0||IELTS 5.5||IELTS 6.0||IELTS 6.5|
a minimum program GPA of 3.00 is required to graduate.
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