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Bachelor of Philosophy with a Minor in Ethics

Dominican University College
4 years
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Dominican University College

Program description

Bachelor of Philosophy with a Minor in Ethics

The Bachelor of Philosophy with a minor in Ethics is a four-year program for students looking to obtain an in-depth knowledge of Philosophy and Ethics in order to pursue graduate studies in the field. Studies for the first two years range from the Greek philosophers to modern and postmodern philosophers, in an attempt to understand and link the various currents of philosophical thought and acquire a broad philosophical culture. Following the first two years of studies, this degree with an optional minor in Ethics gives the students the possibility of pursuing their studies with an in-depth knowledge of ethical issues.

Admission requirements

Please consider the following information before applying to a DUC program in Philosophy or Theology. Application conditions include, but are not limited to:

Prior Education

Candidates must hold a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS/CEGEP) (or equivalent) or an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) (or equivalent) or a diploma in a relevant field.

Language Requirements

Candidates whose first language is not English or French must have show a minimum grade of 70% on their high school or post-secondary transcript. If IETLS or the equivalent language test has been completed, it can be included with the admission request.

If applying as a Mature Student

  • Minimum required age of 25 years.
  • Candidates must demonstrate an appropriate knowledge base.
  • Candidates must have acquired relevant work experience (resumé or CV required).

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Program content

  • The Main Doctrinal Currents in the Middle Ages
  • Russian Philosophy
  • Philosophical engagements with upheavals, insurrections, revolutions and emancipation (taught in French & English)
  • Readings in Modern Philosophy (16th – 19th Centuries)
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Neo-Platonism
  • Metaphysics
  • Logic II
  • Logic I
  • Kant
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Experiential learning in Voluntary Work
  • Ethics I
  • Currents in Phenomenology I
  • Current Issues in Ethics
  • Critical Thinking and Research Methodology
  • Business Ethics
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Analytic Philosophy

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

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About this institute

Dominican University College

Dominican University College

Established in 1900, Dominican University College (DUC) is a public, first-class research university located in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital. The university offers an inspiring learning environment where every student contributes mentally, physically, and emotionally to making the university a stimulating...

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Why study at Dominican University College

Dominican University College (DUC) offers an inspiring learning environment, where every student contributes mentally, physically and emotionally to make the university a stimulating, innovative and energizing place to study in. Established in Ottawa in 1900, Dominican University College is one of the oldest institutions in Canada. DUC is affiliated with Carleton University and students have an opportunity to enroll in classes on both campuses. A small university size encourages a positive school climate throughout all its premises, where the administration pays special attention to fostering safety on campus, promoting a supportive and caring academic and physical environment, and encouraging and maintaining respectful and trusting relationships among faculty and students.

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Dominican University College

96 Empress Avenue
K1R 7G3 Ottawa Ontario

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