The best course of study combines planning with flexibility. When entering the political science program, undergraduate students should make an advising appointment with a department advisor. The department has prepared a packet of information for new majors, which is available at the main office, Thompson Building, Room 221.

An advisor is a valuable resource and can help plan a coherent and satisfying curriculum and can provide students with information on course offerings and opportunities within the department. All incoming freshman and sophomores should meet with an undergraduate advisor for initial advisement.

Course and program requirements

Ten courses are required for the major with at least one of the classes in each of the sub‐fields. PSC 101 is required for all political science majors. Six of the courses must be at the 300-level or above. Only six credits of internship courses may be used to fill the 10 course requirement. Selected courses in related disciplines such as anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, psychology, religion and sociology are desired.

Undergraduate advising

Eric Herzik, Professor

Mondays and Fridays: 1-3 p.m.
and by appointment
Phone: (775) 682-7764

Susanne Martin, Associate Professor

Available by email
Appointments available Jan. 16 & 17
Phone: (775) 682-7763

Horohito Norhatan, Graduate Assistant

No advising appointments December 9, 2019 to January 13, 2020.
Phone: (775) 682-7613

College of Liberal Arts Student Center

Advising also available at the College of Liberal Arts Student Center.

Graduate student advising

Xiaoyu Pu, Associate Professor

By appointment only
Phone: (775) 682-7759

Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is now accepting applications through December 1, 2019 for the most outstanding research in social policy by Ph.D. candidates.