Academic Advising in the Department of Philosophy is done by Dr. Alex Sager, the Chair of the Department, and Noah Sharpsteen, the Department Manager. Please contact Alex or Noah if you have any questions or concerns.

Alex Sager, Chair 503-725-9893

Noah Sharpsteen, Department Manager 503-725-3565

Check out this Advising Video for more information about the Department and our services.


The Philosophy Major is part of the Language, Culture, and Meaning Pathway. Students in this pathway are assigned to a general advisor based on the last 2 digits of their PSU ID number. For general advising questions, email To make an appointment with an advisor, visit:


PDF iconClick here for our Program Guide 2019-2020. It contains our major, minor, and honors requirements, our schedule of classes for the 2019-2020 academic year, bios and representative courses of our core faculty, and course descriptions.