Undergraduate Studies Office
The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies serve as academic advisors for all philosophy concentrators. You can speak to us about all academic matters related to the concentration as well as your other classes.
- Deciding on whether the Philosophy Concentration is right for you
- Pursuing a joint concentration, including the Mind, Brain, and Behavior (MBB) program
- Course selection inside and outside the department (esp. planning for courses in future semesters)
- Distribution requirements within the Concentration
- The Thesis writing process
- Study abroad and summer funding opportunities
- Life after college
- Any issues related to any of the classes in the department
Crimson Cart, Advising Holds, Official Forms
Any member of the Office of undergraduate studies can lift advising holds, sign add/drop forms, and sign other forms related to the concentration.
A note on advising holds: the advising staff will only lift advising holds after an in-person advising meeting.
Meeting with Us
We maintain a list of our office hours, where you can also sign up for office hour time slots (link to Google calendar). If you see that slots are available and you'd like to drop by unannounced during any of these times, we're more than happy to meet with you if we're free. The sign-up mechanism is just there to ensure that you don't have to wait for an opportunity to talk.
Declaring a Concentration
To declare Philosophy as your concentration or as a primary or allied field in a joint concentration, you should first meet with one of us in the Director of Undergraduate Studies Office. We are:
Cheryl Chen (DUS): firstname.lastname@example.org
Seth Robertson (Associate DUS): email@example.com
Megan Entwistle (Assistant DUS): firstname.lastname@example.org
You can sign up for appointments by following this link. After the meeting, we will approve your concentration declaration request in my.harvard.
If you are declaring a joint or double concentration, you should also follow the declaration instructions for your other field. Double concentrations also require that students submit two signed copies of the Double Concentration Form, one for each concentration.
You can also use this form to share any thoughts with us you like.