Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Logic


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

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

Upper-year courses

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

After graduation

  • 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.

For more information

Dianne Robertson
Undergraduate Advisor