About

Does life have meaning? What should we believe? What duties do we have to each other, to our society and to the environment? Philosophy addresses the fundamental questions in our lives and offers the chance to explore and debate these issues.

Upon completion of the first year, many St. Peter’s College students move to the U of S main campus to continue their studies. In some instances, students can complete the second year of studies with St. Peter's College. St. Peter’s students must meet the same promotion standards as U of S students in order to move into the second year of study. Please contact Student Services for more information on promotion standards. Further information on this program can be found directly on the University of Saskatchewan's website.

What you will Learn

You will discover that philosophy touches on almost every area of study, as all major developments in biology, economics, mathematics, physics and psychology started out as philosophical hypotheses. You will examine morality, the nature of the mind, and the structure of human thinking and you will engage in critical and creative thinking about fundamental questions, such as what is meant by a worthwhile life, what sense there is to the universe, what it means to be a good person, and what makes a just society.

First Year Classes

 

Tuition Estimates

Canadian  International 
Tuition $ $
Fees $300 $300
Books $1,000 - $1,500 $1,000 - $1,500
Total $ $ -$

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enrol in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 

*Based on the rates displayed on our Tuition page

Careers

Philosophy is an especially beneficial area of study for students who want to do any kind of work that requires good language and reasoning skills, including the ability to formulate good arguments and to critically appraise statements and problems. Philosophy students often go into law, but they are also successful in any field that needs clear thinking and good communication. Journalism and media, business, and education are also common career paths. Many institutions also require individuals with expertise in ethical reasoning, and many students will find that taking a double honours degree or minor in philosophy alongside an allied field will enhance their performance in that other field. Students in philosophy also tend to score very highly in post-graduate admissions tests.

Some career opportunities include:

  • Law
  • Government and Public Policy
  • Journalism and Media
  • Education
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Comedy and Entertainment
  • Ethics Consultant (in government, health, business, media, sport)

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Deadlines

St. Peter's College Deadline:

Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)

University of Saskatchewan Deadline:

The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.

Required High School Classes

  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.

Required Grade Average

Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.

At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).

Minimum admission average: 70%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission.
 

English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.