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Undergraduate Advising

Erin McKenna, Director of Undergraduate Studies, serves as the official advisor for all philosophy majors and minors. Normally, one or two graduate students in philosophy assist the Undergraduate Studies Director.  The advising assistants for the academic year 2018-2019 are Maggie Newton and Kenny Knowlton.

Students should plan to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies when first declaring their major or minor in philosophy. They should also plan to meet with an advisor at least once each year to discuss their academic interests, progress, and plans. To avoid delays in graduating, students are expected to meet with an advisor during the spring before they begin their senior year (or at least three terms prior to their expected graduation).

In addition to advising students on program requirements and current course offerings, the Director of Undergraduate Studies also advises students concerning transfer credits in philosophy, philosophy credit for courses taken during study abroad, and preparation for graduate study in philosophy.

Students interested in the ethics minor should email the ethics minor director, Colin Koopman (, to schedule a meeting, or meet with one of our advising assistants (advising hours are listed below). More information about ethics minor requirements is available here:

Students interested in combining philosophy with pre-law study may meet with Colin Koopman who serves as the department’s pre-law advisor.

Spring 2019 Advising Hours:

Erin McKenna
Thursdays 3:45-4:50pm
in room 237 Susan Campbell Hall
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Maggie Newton
Thursdays 1:30-3:20pm
in room 303 Alder Building
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Kenny Knowlton
9:00-9:50am Tuesdays, 12:00-12:50pm Mondays, & 12:00-13:50pm Wednesdays
in room 161 Susan Campbell Hall
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For more information, contact…..

Erin McKenna, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Philosophy
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1295
(541) 346-5544 :FAX

If you are unable to contact Dr. McKenna, please contact the Philosophy Department main office:
(541) 346-5547 or

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