Until further notice: The Political Science Advising Office in Smith 215 is closed to in-person appointments.
Students may reach advisers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 206-543-1824. Advisers will respond during office hours posted below.
Students may continue to make appointments. Advisers will email them in advance to arrange how best to talk.
Monday through Friday, 8:30am-noon and 1-4:30pm (check the appointment schedule for closures)
Click here to make an appointment and to see daily drop-in times
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.
|Meera Roy, Director of Academic Services||206-543-1824
|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
|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
|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.
The University of Washington provides many other advising resources. Here are links to several of them:
- Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
- Athletic Department Advising
- Pre-Law Advising
- Student Counseling Center
- Center for Career Services
- Housing Office
- Office of Financial Aid
- Veterans Affairs