Train to be a better thinker and problem-solver by studying the ideas of eminent theorists, from the ancient masters to contemporary scholars. Studying philosophy will, among other things, allow you to examine and express ideas and arguments clearly, precisely, and logically.
- Campus: Okanagan
- Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts
- 4 yrs Length
- Yes Co-op Option
- No Honours Option
Philosophy provides you with an understanding of the general intellectual landscape through the study of the ideas of eminent thinkers of the past and present. Studying philosophy will, among other things, allow you to examine and express ideas and arguments clearly, precisely, and logically. Philosophy is a good preparation program for careers in law, journalism, business, the civil service, as well as all forms of scholarly activity.
Experiential learning and research
You have the opportunity to participate in the annual Roger Watts Advocacy Debate as part of a student team, with prizes of $1,000 for the first-place finishers and $500 for the runners-up. In your coursework, you have abundant research opportunities, especially in upper-level courses. You have the option of two directed studies courses, where you will undertake a supervised investigation of an assigned topic, culminating in a major term paper. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student research projects.
- Roger Watts Advocacy Debates
- Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference