Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Logic
OUAC CODE: TMH
What is Philosophy?
Philosophy analyzes the arguments in response to fundamental questions such as: Is it always wrong to lie? Are people inherently selfish? Is morality universal? Is anything real? Does life have a transcendent purpose?
Philosophy at U of T Mississauga allows students to pursue specialization in Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Logic.
What is Philosophy of Science?
Philosophy of Science studies the foundations of the sciences. This is a good program to complete with a science program.
What is Logic?
Logic involves people working in math and philosophy to co-ordinate resources in order to conduct research and solve problems.
Programs and specializations
- Philosophy: offered as a Minor, Major and Specialist
- Philosophy of Science: offered only as a Minor
- Logic: offered as a Major
Why choose U of T Mississauga for Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Logic?
- Logic at U of T Mississauga combines courses from Philosophy, Mathematics and Computer Science. This combination of courses is unique at U of T.
- U of T Mississauga provides extra teaching assistants for intensive philosophy writing courses. This allows students to submit drafts online for feedback before due dates.
- U of T Mississauga includes students on the interviewing panel when hiring professors for philosophy.
- U of T Mississauga Philosophy Student Club: discussion, debating and film screening.
Affiliated student clubs
- Philosophy Academic Society
What high school preparation do I need?
Philosophy and Philosophy of Science
- Grade 12 English (ENG4U) and five other Grade 12 U/M courses.*
- Grade 12 English (ENG4U).*
- Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Calculus &
- Vectors (MCV4U).*
*This refers to courses from the Ontario Curriculum. We will accept equivalent courses from other academic systems. For details, visit www.adm.utoronto.ca.
What courses do I take?
- PHL105Y5: Introduction to Philosophy
- PHL202H5: Ancient Philosophy
- PHL210Y5: 17th- and 18th-Century Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
- PHL105Y5: Introduction to Philosophy and three courses from:
- AST101H5: Solar System Astronomy
- AST201H5: Stars and Galaxies
- PHY205H5: Clocks, Quanta & Chaos
- PHY206H5: The Physics of Everyday Phenomena
- CSC148H5: Introduction to Computer Science
- MAT135Y5: Calculus or MAT137Y: Calculus
Here are some upper-year courses to consider:
- PHL332H5: Issues in Metaphysics
- PHL341H5: Practical Reason and Human Action
- PHL350H5: Philosophy of Language
- PHL355H5: Issues in Philosophy of Science
- PHL375H5: Contemporary Moral Philosophy
- PHL451H5: Language & Logic
- Students will be able to recognize and critically analyze how philosophical theories influence popular culture.
- Students have developed excellent communication skills.
- Philosophy students statistically score higher on the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) than students of other programs, so many philosophy students succeed at law.
- Philosophy graduates also pursue careers as teachers, professors, marketing researchers, journalists, economists, human resource managers, librarians and editors.
- Students interested in graduate studies in Logic should complete an undergraduate degree in Math or Philosophy.