Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is the contact person for undergraduate questions and concerns?
- Can I choose my advisor?
- How do I declare a major or minor in Philosophy?
- Where can I learn about Study Abroad?
- Which study abroad courses will satisfy my requirements for a philosophy major or minor?
- Am I eligible for the Honors program in Philosophy?
- What are the requirements for Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy Honor Society?
- How do I get Emory equivalencies for Philosophy courses taken on study abroad?
- How do I get a letter of reference or recommendation?
- What if I have a problem with a grade I've received in a course?
- What awards does the Philosophy Department have for undergraduates?
- What activities does the Philosophy Department have for undergraduates?
The Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) is Dr. Susan Bredlau. She is best reached via e-mail, although you may also call her in her office at 404-727-4108 (314 Bowden Hall).
For forms, signatures, and other general information, please see the Undergraduate Administrative Assistant: Debbie Miller, 404-727-9687 (214 Bowden Hall).
- Submit the Declaration of Major form with the Office of Undergraduate Education.
- You will receive a confirmation email from the registrar.
- Review the degree requirements checklist to determine if you have any questions. If you do have questions, schedule a meeting with Dr. Susan Bredlau.
- Congratulations and welcome to the Philosophy Department!
Phi Sigma Tau, Beta Chapter of Georgia, requires of all candidates for admission:
- five courses in Philosophy taken at Emory;
- a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all philosophy courses taken at Emory;
- a minimum overall GPA of 3.2.
Eligible students are contacted by the Faculty sponsor of Phi Sigma Tau, Beta Chapter of Georgia, in March or early April of each year. The induction ceremony is held in the Philosophy Department during the last week of classes in the Spring.
- the Paul Kuntz Award, given annually to the outstanding graduating senior in Philosophy;
- the Charles Hartshorne Prize, awarded annually to the outstanding essay submitted in an undergraduate Philosophy course at Emory (most entries are by nomination of professor; self-nominations are also welcome – watch for an announcement in the Spring).