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History and Philosophy of Science


For centuries, society’s best and brightest have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries that have radically changed the way we live. Looking back on this history can help us not only to better understand parts of history, but also to gain insight into how to think outside the box and make innovative discoveries ourselves.  

The History and Philosophy of Science Minor will provide you with a deeper understanding of science as you study its historical development and some of the fundamental philosophical principles upon which it rests. 

As an Arts student, you can explore the world of scientific thought and practice, while Science students can deepen their knowledge of the historical and conceptual evolution of science.  


Due to the nature of the program, studying History and Philosophy of Science adds an extra dimension to any number of Major Concentrations that you wish to take at McGill. Therefore, the program aids in whatever career path you’re seeking. 

Some examples include:  

  • Lawyer 
  • Medical Doctor 
  • Psychologist 
  • Researcher 
  • Educator 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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