Philosophy teaches you how to think rationally and carefully about complex questions such as: are killer drones immoral? What about genetic engineering? Should rich countries give substantially more in overseas aid? Is time travel possible?
These skills are of real value in the workplace and help in other study areas by encouraging you to look at a problem from all angles and find out-of-the-box solutions.
- You can choose to specialise in areas such as ethics, bioethics, philosophy of science and technology, cognitive science and the mind, artificial intelligence, language, and more.
- There are specialised courses on famous figures such as Plato, Descartes, Wittgenstein, and Turing.
- Choose to add an internship to your study, gain work experience, meet potential employers, and build your CV.
- PHIL233 Epistemology and Metaphysics
- Two 200-level PHIL courses (which may include MATH230 Logic, Automata, and Computability)
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Bachelor of Sport Coaching, or Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
- 75 points in 100 to 300-level PHIL courses, with at least 45 points above 100-level
The intellectual skills that Philosophy teaches leads to success in many different careers. Many sectors increasingly require people who can think independently and creatively, write clearly, apply logic, solve abstract problems, and communicate precisely.
Career pathways can include:
- Environmental advisory
- Video game design
- Ethics policy
- Research management.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Philosophy.
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