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.

Declaring a major/minor

Please review the liberal arts guidelines for declaring and changing a major or minor.

Undergraduate advising

Susanne Martin, Associate Professor

Email to arrange an appointment time and appointment format (skype, phone, email)
Virtual office via Zoom: 12 - 12:45 p.m. MTWTh
and by appointment

Horohito Norhatan, Graduate Assistant

Email to arrange an appointment time and appointment format (skype, phone, email)
Beginning July 8, 2020
Virtual office hours

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12 - 5 p.m.
and by appointment

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

Academic advising

For general College of Liberal Arts advising, please contact the College of Liberal Arts student center.