Program Overview

Program Requirements 


Further Studies 

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. Many graduate programs are offered by the University of Ottawa.


Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. 

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification.


Occupations related to this program

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Human rights officer
  • Social policy analyst
  • Social policy consultant


Program officers unique to government

  • Government program officer


Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Research assistant
  • Teaching assistant


College and other vocational instructors

  • Philosophy teacher, college



  • Librarian



  • Archivist



Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability.


Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. The Community engagement services also allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.


Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies. It is also useful to browse potential employers website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Canada School of Public Service - CSPS
  • Employment and Social Development Canada - ESDC
  • Library and Archives Canada - LAC
  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages - OCOL
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada - PSPC
  • Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy
  • Canadian Institute
  • Education Quality and Accountability Office - EQAO
  • Nelson Education
  • UNICEF Canada
  • Ministère de l'Éducation
  • W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics
  • Province of Manitoba 
  • BC Public Service
  • Saskatchewan Ministry of Education


Job search resources

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process. Career Development Centre offers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters.


Professional organizations

Professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities.

  • Canadian Philosophical Association
  • Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy
  • Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Philosophy Course Union
  • Société de philosophie du Québec - SPQ
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Arts and Humanities Data Service - AHDS
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • International Association for Environmental Philosophy
  • North American Society for Social Philosophy
  • International Association for Critical Realism
  • Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World
  • Society for Women in Philosophy
  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Society of Philosophers in America - SOPHIA
  • The Society for Exact Philosophy



Date modified : 2022-08-04