We assign advisers to all our majors and minors—and that means to majors and minors for whom philosophy is their second major or second minor as well as to those for whom it’s their first or only major or minor. You may want to check out the following links prior to meeting with your adviser.
- Philosophy Majors
- Ethics and Public Policy Majors
- Philosophy and Legal Studies Minors
- Four Year Plans
UNC Advising Resources
- UNC Catalog — Online
- Schedule of Classes — Online
- Academic Calendar — Courtesy of the Registrar’s Office
Advising assignments are not written in stone. If for any reason you’d like to switch advisers, feel free to go ahead. Just make sure you let your old adviser know and that you also drop a note about the change to Tom Trelogan.
Just Remember This...
The single most important piece of academic advice of all has got to be this:
If you don’t love studying what you’re studying,
you ought to start studying what you love!
And if you don’t know what that is, then there can’t be a whole lot that’s more important than finding out.
However.... Supposing philosophy is what you love, there’s no reason not to be a prudent lover, and so we come to what has to be the most important piece of advice specifically for majors and minors in philosophy:
Don’t take too many philosophy courses at once!!!
No one has ever taken five at once and survived, and it’s the rare individual who has taken four at once without stumbling. Philosophy is hard! It takes thought and it takes reflection, and both of those take time.
A word to the wise....