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A degree in philosophy trains students to think critically and question assumptions, skills that provide the foundations for success in graduate studies or in establishing a career. UBC’s Department of Philosophy not only offers a major in philosophy but also joint majors in philosophy and economics, political science, history and philosophy of science or cognitive systems. A major or joint major in philosophy teaches students to approach issues from different perspectives and appreciate the bigger picture.

UBC students also have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of applied philosophy through the regularly offered summer group study tour in Guatemala organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts. In 2014, the six-week group study tour will focus on ethics and global poverty, oppression, civil society and global justice themes, offering six credits of upper level philosophy and sociology coursework. Contact Sylvia Berryman for more information.