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Degree

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy

About the program

  • 17,208 CAD

    Tuition
  • 4 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-June-2022 01-June-2022
Winter-January 01-October-2022 01-October-2022

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy

Philosophy examines the big ideas and questions we have about the world— how it works and our place in it. 

 

Discovering Philosophy:

Philosophy is not just one discipline amongst others. 

It is unique, not just because it asks questions about the most fundamental and important things, but also because, unlike other disciplines, it isn’t optional: whether we know it or not, all of us are already doing Philosophy.

We cannot escape it; we can only decide whether to do it well or badly.

We carry certain basic convictions about what is true, what is good, etc. And yet, we also wonder about these convictions, doubting them, calling them into question. Philosophy is this wondering and questioning.

As such, it is indispensable for developing a clearer understanding of ourselves and our world, and for living our lives responsibly.  

 

Critical and Transferable Skills:

Studying Philosophy helps you think more clearly and precisely, such that you have a sharper grasp of your own views and can better articulate yourself, both orally and in writing;

it strengthens the critical reasoning skills that enable you to organize and construct compelling arguments and identify the strengths and weaknesses in the arguments of others;

and it helps you “think outside the box” so that you approach questions and problems in fresh, creative ways. Philosophy graduates learn to enter into respectful and patient dialogue with each other:

Philosophy always involves considering and responding to the views of others and submitting one’s own views to their critical assessment; it is less a matter of “winning arguments” than of seeking truth together, co-operatively.

 

You Might Be Interested In Studying Philosophy If...

  • You’re always asking questions and are fascinated with puzzles and paradoxes

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$28,248

Total costs

yearly

$6,912

Cost of living

1 person

$4,128

Accommodation

1 bed room

$17,208

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts program is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.

 

General requirement:

  • High school graduation
  • Minimum average of 70% on five successfully completed Grade 12 academic courses including Grade 12 academic English (or French for applicants from Francophone schools)
  • Four Grade 12 academic electives from the list below

 

China (PRC)

Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations.

India

An average of "satisfactory" 70% on five academic courses on the India Senior School Certificate awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education/Indian School Certificate (awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations - CISCE).

Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered individually.

Iran

High School Diploma and Pre-university Year Certificate.

Required documents

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

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
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writing
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TOEFL

89
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writing
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PTE

61
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writing
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speaking
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Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 105 

 

Within the Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas offers a unique English as a Second Language (ESL) programme for students whose level of English proficiency is not high enough to pursue regular studies at an English-language university. 

These students are provided the opportunity to begin university studies for credit while they continue to improve their language skills in a planned, individualized programme of study.

To be eligible for this program, students must have:

  • TOEFL 61 - 89
  • IELTS 5.0 - 6.5
  • PTE 50 - 61
  • and the equivalent on other tests.

 

All of the courses students take in the ESL programme carry academic credit.


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