Political Science

Advising and Support

You are required to speak with your adviser before registration to discuss your schedule and receive your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Your PIN changes each semester.  Your adviser's name is on your Degree Audit Report (DAR).

You must print and bring 2 copies of your DAR to your advising session.

Advising and Registration

A)  SCHEDULE an advising appointment by signing up on the Advising Schedule posted on or near your adviser's office door—do not call.  Do not wait until the last minute. If your adviser is unavailable then, your registration could be delayed. It is to your advantage to register at the earliest allowable date.  If the advising times do not fit your class or work schedules, try attending office hours. If those also conflict, email your adviser, and provide multiple days and times when you are free so a mutually agreeable meeting time can be arranged.

B)  Log in to eSIS and check your records for any holds (e.g. books overdue at the library, parking tickets, unpaid bills, etc.) and address those right away. You will not be able to register without clearing all the holds.

C)  BRING two items to the advising appointment:

  1. your tentative schedule for the upcoming semester; and
  2. two copies of your DAR.

D)  As soon as possible after meeting with your adviser, log onto eSIS and enter your PIN, roll your deposit forward, and provide the electronic signature for the fee payment agreement.

E)  Register online at the date and time given to you (you can also register after that time if you miss it).

Schedule Planning Tips

  • Plan ahead to ensure that you accomplish your academic goals in a timely and cost-effective manner, and so you can accomplish your career goals.
  • Employers value internships, study-abroad experiences, and extra-curricular activities, because they show that you have skills and abilities beyond typical academic work. Explore these options with your adviser to ensure that they fit into your academic program. If, for example, you are interested in studying abroad, work to identify courses or categories, such as general education, that might be completed off campus, and leave those slots open.
  • POLS 200 Political Analysis is only offered during spring terms. You should complete this course no later than your sophomore year. Freshmen can consider taking this course, after consulting with their advisor.
  • Many upper-level courses are offered on a two year cycle. If you are a junior and are particularly interested in a 300-level course, for example, be certain to select it as it may not be offered again before you graduate.
  • All majors are required to compete a substantial research project as part of their senior seminar. As you select political science courses, consider how they might help you prepare to complete a major research project on a topic you enjoy.







Tools For You

Class Schedule Lookup

Course Catalog

Getting Organized

Political Science Advisers

Dr. Davida Alperin— 355B Kleinpell Fine Arts

Dr. Sooh-Rhee Ryu— 355D Kleinpell Fine Arts

Dr. Neil Kraus— 355 Kleinpell Fine Arts


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