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Have you ever questioned how we, as a society, can lead an ethical life? Or, what the meaning of life is and its influence on an individual?  

When you choose to study Philosophy at Brescia, you will critically examine philosophical challenges about existence, reasoning and morals while gaining a strong foundation for many career possibilities. Explore the implications of your personal decisions, discover for yourself what makes societies just or answer hard-hitting questions. Under the guidance of your committed and academically-recognized professors, you will enhance your ethics, literacy and cultural reasoning skills through a variety of dynamic courses, including: Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy & The Arts and Business Ethics.

Philosophy at Brescia provides you with an opportunity to “think deeply.” As a philosophy student, you will enhance your ability to articulate and reflect on fundamental issues, such as happiness, justice and the meaning of life, while finding the root cause of societal challenges. The skills you learn in Philosophy will prepare you for a variety of rewarding careers after graduation.   

CHOOSE TO challenge your perceptions of our world.
CHOOSE TO explore the boundaries of knowledge.
CHOOSE TO acquire a variety of transferable and essential skills.

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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Ontario high school students:

  • ENG4U

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Archivist
  • Development Officer
  • Museum Curator
  • Teacher

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Bold Stories

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“ I made great connections with my professors. They encourage thought provoking discussions which enhanced my critical thinking beyond the classroom. ”

Larissa Stoddart

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“ The philosophy program at Brescia helps me to think deeper, embrace answering challenging questions, ask insightful questions back, while instilling expert problem-solving skills, ethical decision making, and critical thinking. Now more than ever, these skills are crucial in our ever-changing world. ”

Sophie Young


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“ During my time at Brescia in the Philosophy program I was able to think outside of the box which is a reflection of where I am today. The program allowed me to think critically and speak freely, be more understanding of people’s perspectives and to look at situations from a different lens. All of these have been good traits for me to have as I transitioned from being a student to a working professional. ”

Lawvin Hadisi


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