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Honours Philosophy Program


Undergraduate Program Options

  • Philosophy BA –  Requires the equivalent of three years of full-time study
  • Minor in Philosophy – May be declared by students in other honours programs who complete at least 24 units of philosophy courses.

Combined Honours Programs

Specialized Minor in Commerce

Students in an eligible Humanities program can take almost all of the same core business courses a Commerce major would take, all while earning a degree in Humanities. This combination will give students an edge in their future careers as graduates who not only have a solid foundation in core business topics but who can also engage in critical, ethical, and constructive enquiry, work with and understand diverse customers and colleagues, develop persuasive arguments that are grounded in evidence, and communicate complex and thought-provoking ideas. By taking this combination at McMaster, students will also benefit from the faculty’s emphasis on Humanities as Leadership, an emphasis which will prepare them to excel and rise to the challenges of an ever changing society.


Please see the Undergraduate Calendar  for details regarding admission and course requirements for each of the aforementioned programs.