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Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies
L & L Building Room 337
(509) 963-1818

Declaring the Major

Prospective Majors

If you would like more information about majoring in philosophy or religious studies, the skills acquired in our programs, or career opportunities, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Dippmann (  You may also click on the link below to submit a request to have an advisor contact you directly with more information about our majors:

Contact Request Form

Ready to Declare the Major

Declaring your major is an easy process!  There are two ways you can do this.

1. We suggest you set up an appointment with an advisor you've had a class with or one whose area of specialization is closest to your interests. Please click the following link to be directed to our faculty and staff page: Philosophy and Religious Studies Faculty. At this appointment you'll complete a simple major application form and review coursework required for the major.  Your advisor can also discuss skills acquired in the major, career opportunities as well as answer any questions you may have.


Dr. Matthew Altman (

Dr. Gary Bartlett (

Dr. Cynthia Coe (

Dr. Jeffrey Dippmann (

Dr. Michael Goerger (

Dr. Lily Vuong (

2. OR if you have no preferences about your advisor, you can also complete the following webform and hit submit! Your application will be reviewed by departmental faculty and then entered into MyCWU. You will be notified by email that the process is complete. Please note any additional steps listed in this email, such as upcoming recommended classes or who your assigned advisor will be.

Major Declaration Webform


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