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Advisors help students choose a suitable program of study and declare a major.

Once you have declared a program of study in philosophy, we recommend that you meet with your advisor at least once a year to go over your individual course selections and ensure you will meet the program requirements.

You should also communicate with an advisor about any transfer credit questions.

You can use this form to declare a major or minor in Philosophy or to get a release for either degree program.

Click here to schedule an advising appointment.

You and your advisor can decide how to meet (in-person, virtually, or on the phone).

You can also email our advising team at

Peer Advising

Philosophy peer advisors are philosophy majors who help other students enrolled in philosophy classes. The nature of this help can vary widely; it can include advice about class choices, or address questions about a difficult passage in a text or a difficult philosophical argument. This service is a supplement—not a substitute—for meetings with the department’s faculty advisers, with course instructors, and with people in the Sweetland Center for Writing. If you have a question that would be better addressed by someone else, you will be directed to the appropriate place.

You can get advice from peers via email or in person.

The email address is Please put “peer advising” in the subject, and someone will answer your question as quickly as possible. Advisors may choose to remain anonymous or identify themselves.) 

If someone using this service has any questions about it, please contact Judith Beck at


Undergraduate students may contact the Philosophy Department at or visit 2215 Angell Hall to indicate needs in conjunction with a specific Philosophy course. The department will send an e-mail message to its graduate students to see if anyone is interested in tutoring for a fee. The department does not provide the undergraduate’s name in any such message. The names of willing graduate students are provided to undergraduates seeking tutoring services.