The study of Philosophy tackles some of the biggest questions in life while teaching you the crucial skills of thinking critically, writing clearly and reading carefully. The questions explored include: What is justice? How do we know things? What does it mean to be conscious? Does God exist? Do the sciences tell us the truth about the world? Is time-travel possible? What is truth? And many more.
Studying Philosophy teaches you to distinguish between good and bad arguments and to formulate considered positions on contentious issues. Because Philosophy teaches you the critical thinking skills fundamental to success in every field, the Philosophy major makes an excellent combination with more vocational programs of study including Law, Medicine, Computer Science, Business, and Psychology.
This major should not be confused with the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), which is a separate undergraduate degree course.