All members of the philosophy faculty at CMU serve as advisors for the major, minors, or certificate.  To learn more about how the study of philosophy fits into your academic plans and goals, please talk with one of your professors or contact the philosophy program coordinator.

Philosophy Program Coordinator: 

Prof. Andrew Blom
Office: Anspach 301P

Course Previews

Check out our philosophy course previews to plan your next semester.

Philosophy Handbook for Students

We have written a detailed advising guide for students interested in philosophy.  Inside you will find our well considered advice on...

  • careers for philosophy majors
  • philosophy as preparation for graduate, professional, and law school
  • graduate school in philosophy
  • choosing philosophy courses to steer along several tracks: (1) graduate school in philosophy, (2) pre-law, (3) philosophy and the humanities, (4) philosophy and science, and (5) philosophy and computer science
  • how to get the most out of your time studying philosophy at CMU!
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Studying Philosophy at CMU:
A Handbook for Students


Exploring Philosophy