Department of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Undergraduate Advising Office

Philosophy Undergraduate Advising is:

  • the place to go to explore Philosophy as a new major or minor
  • for degree-planning for existing majors
  • to discuss post-graduation plans
  • as well as to find out about Philosophy courses and faculty.

Academic advising can also address more specific questions, such as selecting courses, problems with a class or professor, and referral to other UT services and resources. 

Make an Appointment

The Academic Advisor is available for appointments from  9 AM to noon, 1 to 4 PM. Please set up an appointment through the link below:

Academic Advisor

Photo of Rahi DayerizadehRahi Dayerizadeh
Waggener Hall (WAG) 313

Raheleh “Rahi” Dayerizadeh, Philosophy Senior Academic Advisor, joined the department in Fall 2018. She arrived to UT with over a decade of Academic Advising experience in mentoring Political Science, International Relations, and Pre-law Students.  Her passion about higher education drives her to inspire students and empowers them to academic success. She earned her Doctorate in Government as well as her Master’s in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of South Florida and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. Rahi also does Critical Constructivist research on social gender norms and Muslim communities in the United States. She has taught courses on Women in the Middle East and North Africa, Comparative Politics, Women in the Developing World, and other related subjects. She speaks Farsi, and has proficiency in Arabic, and Spanish. For fun, she loves to travel, teach, cook, and spend time with her family and friends.

Declaring the Major

Philosophy is an open major. Students under 60 hours simply need to schedule an appointment with the Academic Advisor to declare. During peak times, such as registration and the first twelve class days, the Advisor may not be able to see students for new major declarations. Students over 60 hours can generally declare the Philosophy major by meeting with the Advisor, filling out an appeal form, and making a reasonable plan toward graduation. 

The Bouwsma Undergraduate Advising Center

The Bouwsma Advising Center is in WAG 313. Students can go there for advising, to meet and study with friends, or to find information about UT resources and review examples of senior honors theses.