Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is the contact person for undergraduate questions and concerns?
- How can I choose my advisor?
- To whom can I talk when struggling with a grade?
- Who can help me if I want to study abroad?
- How can I learn which courses abroad will satisfy my requirements for a philosophy major or minor?
- Who can be asked if I need a recommendation letter for applications?
- How do I find out if I am 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 is Ursula Goldenbaum. She is best reached via e-mail, although you may also call her in her office at 404-712-1191 (301 Bowden Hall).
For forms, signatures, and other general information, please see the Undergraduate Administrative Assistant: Debbie Miller, 404-727-9687 (214 Bowden Hall).
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 announcement in the Spring).