Extended Minor in Philosophy

Career Prospects

An Extended Minor in Philosophy will help you develop a number of employment-related skills and expand your ability to think independently and become a capable problem-solver, see larger issues and implications of problems and contribute effectively to shaping public policy, act ethically and advise others on ethical issues, and learn how to build guidelines for ethical procedures, understand different belief systems and work with people from all faiths and backgrounds to build bridges across differences, lead and guide fair and constructive discussions, apply logic to issues in research, development and computing, and write clear concise reports, briefs, and position papers.

Program Structure

The requirements of the Philosophy Extended Minor are designed to be met within a four-year Baccalaureate program. The Philosophy Extended Minor provides 30 credits towards the 120 credits required for a UFV Bachelor of Arts degree. For more information on the Bachelor of Arts program requirements, please see the UFV Academic Calendar.

Once you are admitted to the Bachelor of Arts program and you have completed at least 30 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 on all credits attempted, you may make an appointment with an advisor in the Arts Advice Centre to complete the declaration form. Appointments with the Arts Advice Centre can be booked online here.


Lower Level Requirements: 15 credits

Course     Title                                                                                                        Credits
PHIL 100 Reasoning 3
PHIL 110 Morality and Politics 3
PHIL 120 Knowledge and Reality 3
Three of:                                                                                                                           
PHIL 210 Contemporary Issues in Morality and Politics 3
PHIL 220 Issues in Metaphysics and Epistemology 3
PHIL 230 Philosophy of Law 3
PHIL 240 Faith and Reason: Philosophy of Religion 3
PHIL 250 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy 3
PHIL 251A Rationalism and Early Modern Philosophy 3
PHIL 251B Empiricism and Early Modern Philosophy 3
PHIL 252 History of Continental Philosophy 3

Upper Level Requirements: 15 credits

Students must complete 15 upper-level credits in Philosophy

For Philosophy course descriptions, please see the UFV Academic Calendar. For more information regarding the Extended Minor, please contact the Philosophy department assistant at (604)557-4035 or via email at philosophy@ufv.ca


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