Student advising

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.

Advisors in the College of Liberal Arts

There are two types of academic advisors in the College of Liberal Arts: College Advisors and Faculty Advisors. Both types of advisors can assist you with your academic progress in different ways and you are able to meet with both types of advisors.

Undergraduate advising

Book an appointment

Dr. Jeffrey Griffin advises Political Science majors. Drop-in advising available Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00pm-4:30pm in Thompson Building 211.
On Fridays, advising is available by appointment only 12:00pm-4:30pm. Schedule an appointment via Navigate by noon on Thursday.

International Affairs advising with Dr. Martin

Dr. Susanne Martin advises International Affairs majors only. Advising hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30pm-4:30pm, and by appointment. Schedule an appointment via Navigate or by email at
Appointments held via Zoom or in person. Walk-in appointments available during advising hours, but students with appointments will have priority.

Graduate student advising

Jeremy Gelman, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

By appointment only