Political Science Undergraduate Advising


Smith Hall, Room 215
Office Hours: M-F, 8:30-12 noon and 1-5pm
(hours may vary during quarter breaks)



Please Click Here to Sign Up for an Advising Appointment

Appointments are required to add the major, 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.



WHO WE ARE

Staff

Contact

Areas

Meera Roy
Director of
Academic Services

206-543-9456
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 Adviser

206-543-1824
tamars@uw.edu

Academic planning, academic difficulty, internships, study abroad, research, graduate and professional school, career resources, Political Science Honors Program

Mark Weitzenkamp
Academic Adviser
206-543-1824
weitzen@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.



Not a UW student? Please call us at
206-543-1824