Declaring a Philosophy Major or Minor

To declare PHILOSOPHY as your MAJOR:

Contact the Dean’s Office of your current college and let them know you want to declare a major in Philosophy.  Your Dean’s Office will contact the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office, who will in turn contact the Philosophy Department.

Once the department is officially notified that you have declared a Philosophy major, we will assign you an advisor within the department and send you a letter asking you to make an appointment with your new advisor.

 

To declare PHILOSOPHY as a SECOND DEGREE:

Contact the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office in CAS 448.  You must receive permission from the Dean prior to beginning a 2nd degree.  Note that pursuing a 2nd degree will extend your time to graduation, as you must complete a total of 160 credits, 63 of which must be at the 300/400 level.

 

To declare PHILOSOPHY as a SECOND MAJOR:

Visit the Philosophy Department in Olin 235 and complete a short one-page form.  This form will be processed for you, and the 2nd major will be added to your official record.  Pursuing a second major will not necessarily extend your time to graduation, as the total number of credits needed to graduate is not increased—it remains at 128 credits, 47 of which must be at the 300/400 level.

 

To declare a PHILOSOPHY MINOR:

Visit the Philosophy Department in Olin 235 and complete a short one-page form.  This form will be processed for you, and the Minor will be added to your official record.