Program Information

School: University of Toronto – St. George
Faculty: Arts and Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Description: How are scientific theories developed? Do values affect science and do scientific theories influence social values? What is the role of science and technology in a democratic society? These are some of the questions that historians and philosophers of science examine. Courses in the philosophy of science engage with the structure of science, its methods, and its special claims to the production of knowledge. Courses in the history of science and technology situate scientific advances in their cultural and socio-economic context.

Students taking HPS courses deepen their understanding of major ideas in science; they learn to think critically about the past and present role of science in human societies, and they improve their skills in oral presentation and debate, research, and writing. Students pursuing this program of study will be ideally suited to any professional or academic context that requires an understanding of science, science in society, and the relation between the sciences and the humanities.

URL: History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (HBA) at University of Toronto – St. George
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $49,800

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma: Grade 12 English (ENG4U) plus five additional 4U/M courses.