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Advising for Political Science Majors

The Department of Political Science will resume regular advising hours for the fall semester beginning September 6, 2022. For time-sensitive major related questions, please contact Dr. Jim Cox at

For non-major related advising questions, students are encouraged to contact the SSIS Student Success Center.

All declared majors will be assigned to an advising committee only for the purposes of approving graduation applications.

Advising Forms and Roadmaps

Political Science Major Advising Form

International Relations Major Advising Form

Political Science/Journalism Advising Form

Political Science Minor Advising Form

The below are suggested course plans for students to meet both major and general education requirements.

Political Science Major (4 Year Plan) Political Science Major (Transfer Plan)

IR Major (4 Year Plan) IR Major (Transfer Plan)

Political Science/Journalism (4 Year Plan) Political Science/Journalism (Transfer Plan)