Advising

The Department has a group of designated faculty advisors who are prepared to assist you in planning your studies in Political Science. We have tried to schedule their office hours so that one is available nearly every day of the week. You do NOT need an appointment to meet with them. Simply drop in during the open advising hours, which are listed below.  Advising hours run each quarter from week one through the end of reading week.

Students who are petitioning to graduate should download, complete and print the graduation petition form for their school and bring it with them for an advisor to review and sign.

During school breaks, you should contact an advisor directly to schedule an appointment. Note that faculty advisors may not be available during breaks.

If you have general questions, feel free to contact the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Pamela Straw: pamela.hines@northwestern.edu 

If you have specific questions about study abroad, transfer credits, or certificates of achievement, it is best to see the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) during their advising hours, which are listed below. If you are unable to meet with the DUS during their advsing hours, then you can email the Director of Undergraduate Studies: polisci.dus@northwestern.edu  

The department website is also a treasure trove of information including major requirements, faculty office hours, applications for grants and the honors program, and just about anything else. In particular, see answers to frequently asked questions about courses, the department and major under Choosing Courses - FAQs.

ADVISING SCHEDULE - First week of fall quarter only

Schedule for First Week of Classes ONLY 

Monday, September 18th – Friday September 22nd

advising fall 2017 first week

First Week of Classes ONLY

 

Advising Schedule

Fall 2017 advising hours updated