Welcome to Philosophy!

Become a thoughtful, critical, and engaged citizen — capable of thinking carefully about what really matters and aspiring to live authentically. You’ll study current problems and historical perspectives in courses that explore critical thinking, social and political philosophy, philosophy of mind and language, and many other subfields of philosophy. In small classes taught by accessible, dedicated instructors, you’ll be encouraged to participate, ask questions, and debate theories and ideas. Through lively exchanges, you’ll develop a better understanding of different points of view and become a better thinker, debater, and writer — key skills for any career path you may choose.

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  • Learn analytical thinking, argumentation, logical reasoning and sharp problem-solving skills
  • Develop strong writing skills and the ability to present rational and critical analyses in an organized, clear manner
  • Think creatively and systematically; learn to ask the right questions and to make sound decisions while considering different sides of an argument


As a Philosophy graduate, you will be well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue graduate studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:

  • Applied ethics
  • Law
  • Human rights
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Journalism
  • Public policy

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Philosophy.

Hands-On Experiences

Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real-world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom or workplace, in the community or abroad. Opportunities for Philosophy students include the following:

  • Engage in case studies and in-class debates within your courses
  • Consider complementing your degree with a specialized General Certificate in Law & Social Thought
  • Volunteer with organizations that have a focus on international issues or diversity in Canada

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with average* of mid-to-high 70s
  • A minimum of six 4U or 4M courses, including 4U English (ENG4U) or French (FRA4U)
  • A combination of U and M course; OACs are accepted
  • Proficiency in English OR French

*Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses

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Student Supports & Programs

Glendon Campus prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources Philosophy students use the most.

Meet Your Professors

You’ll learn from and get to know friendly, high-profile professors, who are experts in their fields.

Campbell Christopher

Christopher Campbell

York Hall C228

416-736-2100 ext.88181

Andrée-Anne Cormier

Andrée-Anne Cormier

York Hall C230

416-736-2100 ext.88304 cormiera@yorku.ca

Louis-Philippe Hodgson

Louis-Philippe Hodgson

York Hall C208

416-736-2100 ext.88561 lhodgson@glendon.yorku.ca

Georges Moyal

York Hall C207

416-736-2100 est.88303 moyal@glendon.yorku.ca


Jill Cumby


Imola Ilyes


Ali Karbalaei Mahdi


Tony Kostroman


Vanessa Lehan (Streisel)


Éliot Litalien

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