Your Philosophy Advisor

Faculty members are often available for advising questions after classes or during office hours, but it is best to contact your chosen professor (advisor) in advance and schedule an advising appointment.

While any faculty member of the philosophy department can serve as an advisor, the default advisor is always the department chair. 

Professor Ryan Wasserman, Department Chair

Office: Bond Hall 302a
Phone: (360) 650-3860

Ready to declare your major or minor in Philosophy? 

To declare a Philosophy major, please complete Section 1 of the Major Declaration Form and approve to

To declare a Philosophy minor, please complete Section 1 of the Minor Declaration Form and approve to

Please email us at with any additional questions you may have!  

Applying for Graduation in 3 easy steps!

Contact Professor Ryan Wasserman or our department manager, Sùsanna à’Kinlochaline, to begin the process. They will perform an evaluation of your major/minor by recording a note in Degree Works.

After all major/minor evaluations have been completed, submit a Degree Application to

For more information, please visit the Registrar's office Degree Application Page.

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