Why Philosophy?

Obtain a strong perspective on the importance of ethics, how humans think, and the need for clear and consistent thinking with TWU’s Philosophy Degree.

Why Philosophy?

Obtain a strong perspective on the importance of ethics, how humans think, and the need for clear and consistent thinking with TWU’s Philosophy Degree.

Philosophy, which means literally “the love of wisdom,” investigates and examines various views about the principles that underlie thought, conduct, and the nature of reality.

Learn about the great thinkers of the philosophical tradition from the ancient Greeks to the present, who ask the great timeless questions about the meaning of God, life, and what it means to be a thoughtful human being.

In the timeless search for meaning and truth, philosophy explores the foundations upon which belief and behaviour are built. Because philosophy is concerned both with what humans have thought and with how humans think, students not only receive excellent skills for understanding and evaluating ideas, but also obtain a strong perspective on the importance of ethics, how humans comprehend the universe, and the need to provide arguments which are logical, consistent, and clear. This intensive study prepares them for several career opportunities, including law, business, teaching, and government.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Honours
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Minor
Concentration

Important Dates

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Liberal Arts Core

Our graduates have an education that gives them expertise in their fields, and tools and resources to be thinkers, influencers, and leaders in society.

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Careers in Philosophy

Philosophy graduates find careers in:

  • Law
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • International work
  • Missions
  • Public service,
  • Christian ministry
  • Politics
  • Teaching
  • Research

Faculty Profiles

Tyler Chamberlain, M.A., Ph.D Candidate

Instructor in Political Studies and Philosophy; Campus Liaison for the Laurentian Leadership Centre

Robert Doede, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Grant Havers, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy and Political Studies

Myron Penner, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Director, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities; Director, Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre for Faith and Learning

Phillip Wiebe, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy; MAIH