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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Toronto, Canada
Pursue the fundamental questions of philosophy that have been contemplated for centuries at the Philosophy program at the Ryerson University.
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Use understanding of the meaning of human existence to develop the knowledge needed to solve social problems.

This is one of 10 bachelor of arts programs that share a one-year foundation. Double major options available after first year: philosophy and English, or philosophy and history.

Distinctive Learning

Analytical and critical thinking; abstract reasoning and problem solving; independent and group study; public dialogue and lectures; Ryerson Philosophy Club; hands-on experiential learning that integrates philosophy with applied community projects.

After Graduation

Apply analytical skills and philosophical intellect to a knowledge based economy: conduct critical analysis in public, private and non-profit sectors; secondary or post-secondary teaching; ethical and policy analysis in health-care and environmental advocacy; politics, law or business. Pursue a master’s degree in philosophy or graduate work or professional certifications in other fields such as education and law after the Philosophy program at the Ryerson University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Plato and the Roots of Western Philosophy
  • Problems in Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Existentialism and Art and Cult
  • Ancient and Modern Ethics
  • Introduction to Modern Philosophy
  • Research Design and Qualitative Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Supplementary Form
  • Supporting Documents
  • Non-Academic Requirements
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28635 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28635 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7044 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7044 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Domestic Fees Range: $7,044 - $7,112
  • International Fees Range: $28,635 - $29,021

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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