Declare Your Certificate

If you are ready to declare right now, read on for details about the process and requirements.

1. When to Declare

Ideally, you should declare the certificate as soon as possible, in order to take advantage of departmental advising in planning the best sequence of upper-level courses. There are no prerequisites you need before declaring.

2. Submit the Declaration of Certificate Form

To begin the process, fill out and submit the

Declaration of Certificate Form »

3. Advising

After submitting your request to declare a certificate, you are encouraged to contact the Philosophy Undergraduate Assistant, Natachia Attewell ( with any questions you may have about program requirements. You are strongly encouraged to meet with the Certificate in Ethics, Values, and Society Advisor, Beth Silverstein ( to talk about philosophy, or at the very least to give us an opportunity to get to know you and learn your name!