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Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

About the program

  • 22,650 CAD

    Tuition
  • 4 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 2 out of 4

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Practicum

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-July-2022 01-July-2022
Spring-January 01-November-2022 01-November-2022
Summer-May 01-March-2022 01-March-2022

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

The Philosophy Major at KPU provides students a broad-based, general education in the principal areas of Western Philosophy. 

Philosophy majors will complete courses in logic, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and history of philosophy. 

The program is expressly set up to satisfy a variety of additional pedagogical and intellectual objectives, chief among these being the development of critical reasoning and writing skills, both in general and with regard to specialized research in the discipline. 

Philosophy majors at KPU will experience a learning environment that is supportive and challenging. 

It is one that prepares students for graduate work in philosophy. 

It develops effective citizenship, community leadership, and the critical reasoning, writing, and problem-solving skills required for successful careers in any area.

The Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy provides students the opportunity to build a sturdy educational foundation in one of the core areas of the Humanities. 

All Philosophy majors take a course in formal logic at the 1000-level. 

At the 2000-level, five courses in philosophy are obligatory: Moral Theory (the study of the nature of right and wrong), Metaphysics (the study of the nature of reality), Epistemology (the study of the nature and limits of knowledge), Ancient Greek Philosophy, and Modern Philosophy.

Upper-level students will have the following options: to take smaller, more participatory courses in Special Topics in Philosophy; to pursue an Applied Ethics Stream by taking specially designed courses in Business, Environmental, and Biomedical Ethics; to participate in a Practicum course where research and work skills are enhanced; and to apply to a selective sequence of honours courses with a focus on researching and writing an honours thesis.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$36,750

Total costs

yearly

$6,852

Cost of living

1 person

$7,248

Accommodation

1 bed room

$22,650

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
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20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

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