Admissions & Aid
For general advising, visit the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success.
Spring Chair: Daniel Campos
Office Hours: Thursdays, 10–11 a.m. and by appointment
Deputy Chair: Matthew Moore
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:15–3:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2–4:30 p.m.
Any one of the Philosophy Department’s full-time faculty members can assist philosophy students with questions regarding major and minor concentrations, course planning, and graduate school advisement.
Note: The phone extension is provided above for each adviser. When calling from off campus, first dial 718.951.5000 and then enter the four-digit phone extension of the person you are trying to contact.
Professor Anna Gotlib
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 5311
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9–10:30 a.m., 12:15–1:15 p.m., and by appointment
Degree Maps provide a snapshot of the requirements for our majors as well as a suggested order in which to take classes to help students stay on track and graduate within four years. The maps also help distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways, major, or general elective courses.
The majors our department offers are unique in that students are not necessarily required to take courses in a particular order. There are various course-sequences students can follow to complete the majors. The order of courses presented in the Degree Maps is simply one suggestion, among many, and meant more as a general guide for philosophy majors. If you have any questions, contact an adviser in the Philosophy Department.
Degree maps are found within the Degree Maps tab within each academic program.
Course Offerings are subject to change, depending on enrollment and staffing.
The following courses may be offered if there is sufficient demand:
The checklists below outline the requirements for each major and minor that the Department of Philosophy offers.
These checklists should be used to help you keep track of your progress toward fulfillment of the requirements for that given major or minor. If you have any questions or concerns, or come across any errors, contact one of our advisers or the department chair.
These checklists are not official advising documents. They are for your reference only. We strongly encourage you to consult with one of our department’s advisers to discuss your major and/or minor.
During the fall and spring semesters, the Philosophy Department offers an in-house writing tutor. If you need assistance with your papers, essays, and other assignments—particularly in terms of grammar, structure, and overall form—then take advantage of the writing tutor. The tutor can help you with:
In addition, the tutor can aid you with every step of the writing process from line editing to putting the paper in MLA or APA format. Note that this service does not include an analysis of subject content, and the assignment must be for a philosophy course.
The informational handout on Some Elements and Guidelines of Writing to Consider (pdf) (provided by former writing tutor Chris Workoff) can come in handy while you compose your paper.
Writing tutoring takes place in the Philosophy Department (3308 Boylan Hall).
The Learning Center provides tutoring for Philosophy 2101 (Introduction to the Problems of Philosophy). The tutor can help you understand class readings and assignments. If you are having difficulty comprehending any of the concepts being taught, wish to clarify or gain a better understanding of reading selections, or seek advice on how to improve your assignments or prepare for an upcoming exam, we encourage you to meet with the PHIL 2101 tutor in the Learning Center, 1300 Boylan Hall.
If you have any further questions pertaining to tutoring, contact the Learning Center at 718.951.5821.
Refer to the Transfer Credit Policy document that states the department’s policy regarding this matter. The policy is available online here (pdf) and can also be picked up at the Philosophy Department (3308 Boylan).
3300 Boylan Hall, Zoom
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 6879
Hours: Monday and Wednesdays, 2:15–3:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 and 2–4:30 p.m.
3316 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 3246
Hours: Wednesdays, 10–10:30 a.m. and by appointment
3315 Boylan Hall, Zoom
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 3232
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
3800 Boylan Hall, Zoom
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 5311
Hours: Thursdays, 10–11 a.m. and by appointment