Advising

Political Science Undergraduate Advising Office

Smith 215
Monday through Friday, 830am-noon and 1-5pm
206-543-1824
polsadvc@uw.edu

Any student may meet with a Political Science adviser. Sign up for a 30-minute appointment using our online appointment system (appointments may be made at least one day and up to two weeks in advance). Appointments are required to apply for graduation, to talk about an issue or question that requires more than a few minutes to answer (progress checks, course planning, academic difficulty, returning students, graduate and professional school, career planning, etc.), or to see a particular adviser.

Drop in to see any available adviser if you have an emergency, a time-sensitive question, or a question that can be answered quickly. 

If you would like to meet with an adviser but are not a UW student with a NetID, call us at 206-543-1824 to make an appointment. 

Undergraduate Advising Staff

Meera Roy, Director of Academic Services 206-543-1824
meroy@uw.edu
Academic planning, academic difficulty, internships, study abroad, research, graduate and professional school, career resources, curriculum, UW Liaison to The Washington Center Internship program in Washington, D.C.
Tamara Sollinger, Academic Counselor 206-543-1824
tamars@uw.edu
polsadvc@uw.edu
Academic planning, academic difficulty, internships, study abroad, research, graduate and professional school, career resources, Political Science Honors Program
Mark Weitzenkamp, Academic Counselor 206-543-1824
weitzen@uw.edu
polsadvc@uw.edu
Academic planning, academic difficulty, internships, study abroad, research, graduate and professional school, career resources, Washington State Legislative Internship Program

 

What we do:

Political Science Advising is the main resource for students in the major and prospective students. Advisers can answer your questions about

  • Academic Planning: prerequisites for the major; requirements for the B.A. degree and general education requirements; requirements for the Pol S major and the political economy and international security options; minors and double majors; applying to graduate; customizing your degree around your areas of interest; returning students; and, managing academic difficulty.
  • Internships in and around Seattle, in Olympia with the Washington State Legislature, in Washington, D.C., and abroad: Do an internship and gain professional experience.
  • Research: Get involved in faculty research or pursue your own research agenda with faculty support.
  • Study Abroad: How study abroad courses can be used to fulfill requirements for your major and degree.
  • Preparation for Graduate and Professional School: Explore graduate and professional degrees and find out what you need to do to be a competitive applicant.
  • Career Resources: Learn how to identify possible career paths, how to use the Career Center, and what you can do to be more competitive on the job market.

Other Advising Resources

The University of Washington provides many other advising resources. Here are links to several of them: