Study ideas of knowledge, truth, the meaning of life.


Explore and evaluate important ideas that influence politics, morality, science, education, religion, business, law, your community and yourself.

The program in Philosophy offers a solid foundation in philosophy and ethics. Students are trained to debate and evaluate ideas that influence law, business, politics, religion, morality, science and education.

Topics may include biotechnology and artificial life, creationism versus evolutionary theory, environmental ethics, ethical issues in sport, business ethics, technology and its impact, database security and privacy of information, freedom, and responsibility.

The program is offered jointly by Laurentian University and the University of Sudbury. The Ontario Ministry of Education recognizes philosophy as a teachable subject.

Key Features

Benefit from philosophy, both personally and academically, no matter what your area of interest. Apply your reasoning skills and knowledge to any subject.
Discover the tools required to answer the big questions in life and your career.
Participate in the thinking, reasoning, and debate required to help improve the social, political, economic and human conditions in today’s society.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Law
  • Research
  • Politics
  • Social work
  • Journalism
  • Human resources
  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Teaching

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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