Advising

Political Science Undergraduate Advising Office

Autumn 2021: Until further notice, the Political Science Advising Office in Smith 215 is closed to in-person appointments. We are available for appointments remotely.

Students may reach advisers by email at polsadvc@uw.edu and by phone at 206-543-1824. Advisers will respond during office hours posted below.

Click here to make an appointment (Zoom, email, phone). An adviser will email you in advance to make arrangements. 


Smith 215
Monday through Friday, 8:30am-noon and 1-4pm (check the appointment schedule for closures)
206-543-1824
polsadvc@uw.edu
Click here to make an appointment

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 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.

If you would like to meet with an adviser but are not a UW student with a NetID, email us at polsadvc@uw.edu 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. Undocu Ally.
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: