Departmental Advising and Support

Need help planning your course of study, meeting academic requirements, or exploring career options? Students who are interested in declaring the philosophy major or the philosophy or ethics minor should contact our program advisors at the following times:

  • When first declaring your major or minor in philosophy.
  • At least once each year to discuss your academic interests, progress, and plans.
  • The spring before you begin your senior year (or at least three terms prior to your expected graduation) to avoid delays in graduating.

Meet Department Advisors

Contact the director of undergraduate studies if you:

  • Are a new major or minor.
  • Need to transfer credits from another institution or study abroad.
  • Wish to petition for an exception.
  • Need advice on applying to graduate school.

Contact the ethics minor director if you are interested in adding the ethics minor.

Contact the pre-law advisor if you are interested in combining philosophy with pre-law study.

Erin McKenna

Erin McKenna
Director of Undergraduate Studies/ethics minor director

Phone: 541-346-9613
Office: 237 Susan Campbell Hall
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Steven Brence

Steven Brence
Pre-law Advisor

Phone: 541-346-5553
Office: 250D Susan Campbell Hall
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Tykeson College and Career Advising

Need help planning your course of study? Tykeson College and Career Advising is the academic and career advising destination for all students who are declared majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences. At Tykeson Hall, you can work with professional college and career advisors to schedule your classes, plan for graduation, discuss career possibilities, and more.

Students should also continue to seek advice from faculty when they are looking for specific information about their chosen major or detailed information about their major department and its curricular and co-curricular offerings.

Location: Tykeson Hall
Phone: 541-346-9200
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Drop-in Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am-3pm PT

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Office of Academic Advising

Are you still figuring out which major you’d like to pursue at UO? Whether you're in year one, two, or three and beyond or you're a transfer student, advisors in the Office of Academic Advising can help you explore options based on your strengths and interests so you can make the most of your college experience.

Location: 101 Oregon Hall
Phone: 541-346-32110
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm PT