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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 2016-2017 are Lauren Eichler and Joshua Kerr.

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, Nicolae Morar (, 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 Naomi Zack, who serves as the department’s pre-law advisor.


Spring 2017 Advising Hours:

Lauren Eichler
Thursdays 2:00-3:50pm
in room 154 Susan Campbell Hall

Joshua Kerr
Wednesdays 9:00-10:50am
in room 158B Susan Campbell Hall

Erin McKenna
Tuesdays 11:00-11:50am, Thursdays 2:00-2:50pm, and by appointment
in room 237 Susan Campbell Hall

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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