McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.



Philosophy is the study of the nature of existence, knowledge, truth and ethics. Studying philosophy entails a particular way, or ways, of thinking while emphasizing clarity in expression (both written and verbal), and rigor in argument.  

Philosophy maintains and encourages ties with other fields like Psychology, Linguistics, History, Political Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology.    

The McGill Department of Philosophy provides you with an intensive but broad-based philosophical education. Department members’ interests are wide ranging both in subject matter and historical era and are supplemented by associated faculty from English, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, and Psychiatry. These interests are reflected in the wide range of courses that are offered.


Beyond its intrinsic interest, the study of philosophy can prepare you for graduate studies in different fields, like law and communications, or for work in many kinds of fields.   

Some potential careers include:  

  • Educator 
  • Lawyer 
  • Analyst  
  • Advertiser 
  • Psychologist 

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

See the following complimentary minors:  

Related majors

See the following related majors:  

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.

Back to top