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: pol-sci@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

winter 2017 advising hours