Advising News

Welcome to the Pol S Advising blog. See also our new searchable lists of Internship Opportunities and Scholarship & Award Opportunities.

The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

The Honors Program is a program of advanced study in political science for undergraduates who wish to pursue a challenging course of study in their junior and senior year. Students get the opportunity to design and conduct their own research project under the supervision of a faculty adviser. Students gain in-depth knowledge and an understanding of key theoretical and empirical debates in the field of political science. Students acquire research design skills and the ability to work independently on a major research project. The honors thesis program also gives students the opportunity to work closely with faculty, similar to a graduate school experience.

Students completing this program will earn 'Honors in Political Science' at graduation. Students who are in the University Honors Program as well as in the Political Science Honors Program will earn 'College Honors in Political Science' at graduation.

Program Requirements

  • Pol S 487, Political Science...
Read more
Categories: Advising
The College of the Environment added a B section of ESS 101 as our A section has completely filled. This course is an excellent choice for students who are interested in our regional environment, taught by a highly rated and well-loved instructor, and is offered as both an I&S and NW general education requirement. Please feel free to refer students to us directly if they have questions! Here is the TS link:

And here is the SLN information: 22350 B 5 MWF 430-...

Read more
Categories: Advising

About University of Washington Office of Admissions - Campus Visit Program

Student tour guides and Admissions representatives at the University of Washington interact with more than 37,000 campus visitors each year. In addition to daily tours and operating the Welcome Center, staff are called upon to lead separately scheduled tours, speak at events, and assist the Office of Admissions with recruitment and outreach efforts in the surrounding community. There is some administrative work, such as data entry and restocking publications. You are expected to share your University of Washington stories with guests and be familiar with a wide variety of material, including key programs, the freshman application timeline, and more. As a Tour Guide, you will represent the University of Washington and yourself as well as other Tour Guides in a manner that provides a positive reflection of our institutional vision, goals, mission, and efforts.

The position is now live on...

Read more
Categories: Advising

Build a better world.

Earn your master's degree and start your professional planning career in Seattle, one of the most innovative and sustainable cities in the country. Our fully accredited Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience you need to become a professional urban planner or designer.

Apply now to start in autumn 2019:

Our master's degree is designed to help you...

Read more
Categories: Advising

The Deep-Dive Dialogue Series is an opportunity for twelve UW undergraduates of different backgrounds and perspectives to have ongoing (5-session) dialogue about an issue they all care about. Like our one-time dialogues, students will practice the skills necessary to interact constructively across difference; experience personal growth; and hold divergent perspectives before engaging with resolution. The purpose is to work across difference towards a world where there is justice and liberty for all.

Within the extended time-frame, we hope students will:

  • learn about one another's lived experiences
  • come to understand one another's motivations, concerns, and hopes
  • wrestle with challenging questions, points of disagreement, and competing priorities
  • map a co-created understanding of the topic and avenues for change

We hope you will apply by the priority deadline of January 1st!

The Basics:

The Deep-Dive...

Read more
Categories: Advising

Learn more about Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships at the upcoming information sessions.

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? The application is now open for FLAS Fellowships, which award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages.  Applications are due January 31, 2019 at 5 PM PST.

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information, visit


Thursday Dec 6, 3:30-4:30 Thomson Hall Room 317...

Read more
Categories: Advising

Do you know any students who are interested in growing their professional skills? Maybe they have struggled academically, professionally, or personally? Or they are just interested in personal growth and living their best life here at UW and beyond?

As students come in to plan for winter quarter registration, remember to recommend EDUC 200 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond.

The class will be particularly helpful for first year and/or transfer students to get started out with tips and tools to make the most out of their time at UW! It is also great for seniors as they prepare to graduate and enter the workforce!

In EDUC 200, students learn skills to enhance their wellbeing in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don't want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include...

Read more
Categories: Advising

We are pleased to invite you to the Stefansson Memorial Lecture: “Learning From The Northern Peoples” by Prof. Leslie King.

Arctic explorers sometimes credited their survival and exploration successes to the knowledge they gained from Indigenous people during their explorations in dangerous times in harsh but fragile environments. More often, the knoweldge of indigenous people has been overlooked. One hundred years later, researchers working in the North have often made the same mistakes by discounting Indigenous and local knowledge. Climate researchers are modern explorers attempting to learn from the knowledge, ancient and contemporary, held by Northern people which may yet ensure our survival. This Stefansson Memorial Lecture will introduce some of the emerging findings from that research that may help those of us in lower latitudes to prepare for, respond to and survive dramatic changes in the social-ecological systems upon which we depend.

Leslie King is...

Read more
Categories: Advising
UW Student Legal Services (SLS) is an on-campus law office located in HUB 306 that offers FREE 40-minute consultations on a multitude of legal matters. Our office recently hired an immigration attorney to serve UW-Seattle students. We provide a safe and confidential space for all UW-Seattle students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) who have legal questions or concerns. Students seek assistance from SLS for issues such as:
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Discrimination
  • Immigration
  • Protection Orders
  • Name and gender markers
  • Estate planning (wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives)
  • Criminal and traffic
  • Auto collisions and insurance
  • Many other issues
Our office educates students about their rights and responsibilities, provides legal advice and resources, negotiates disputes, represents them in court, and prepares them for small claims matters. In addition, we offer general informational... Read more
Categories: Advising

The UW Scan Design program would like to make students aware of the generous funding opportunities to study abroad at UW's partner institutions in Denmark.  This funding is available to Undergrads, Grads, and PhD students from ALL MAJORS and from all departments and schools.  Please visit for information and scholarship applications and to apply to exchange programs.  Information sessions will be held this Thursday, December... Read more
Categories: Advising


Subscribe to Advising News