Philosophy Petitions

Please contact the Philosophy undergraduate advisor, Sam Little, with any questions about these petitions. Her email is

These petitions are all College of Letters & Science or Registrar petitions. If you are in the College of Engineering or CCS, you may need a different petition. 

These petitions all also use DocuSign, please use your UCSB Net ID and password to log in.


Change of Major Petition: to switch from one major to another, or to drop from two majors to one major. This is a College of Letters & Science form only. If you are in the College of Engineering or College of Creative Studies, please contact either Sam Little or a college advisor for the correct petition. This also note that a prior philosophy class (any philosophy class) is required to add the Philosophy major. 

Double Major Petition: to add a second major, or to change your declared two majors. If adding a third major, please contact Sam Little or a college advisor for the forms. 

Late Add Petition: Please onctact the course instructor before completing this form. While instructors do not need to sign the form, the College of Letters & Science does require instructor approval still. Then, email Letters & Science (, CC the course instructor, and include your perm number and the course number.

Incomplete Grade Request: contact instructor for approval before completing this form! Please also note that the instructor's UCSB email MUST be used, only their email will work on the form. Contact Sam Little with any questions.


Philosophy Department Petitions and Forms

Please note that these petitions may need to be approved by a Philosophy faculty member before they can be processed by the undergraduate advisor. Feel free to contact the undergrad advisor, Sam Little (, with any questions. 

Philosphy 197 (Seniors Honors Thesis): Word doc or pdf

Philosophy 199: Word or pdf

Philosophy Honors Contract (fillable pdf)