Undergraduate Advising

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Political Science Advising

1482 Social Science Building
poladvis@umn.edu

Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Becky Mooney

Academic Advisor
Kersten Falvey

Peer Advisors
 

All current and prospective political science majors and minors are invited to visit the Political Science Undergraduate Advising Office to learn more about our programs. The undergraduate advisor can help you with course planning for your Political Science major or minor. We will help you to investigate coursework that is appropriate for you whether you are contemplating taking your first course in political science or completing your senior year in the program.

Besides aiding you in choosing courses for your major or minor, the undergraduate advisors are advocates for our majors and minors and can provide a plethora of resources to help you be successful. We can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have during your college career and offer guidance on:

  • University policies/requirements
  • internship opportunities
  • career prospects
  • learning abroad options
  • available scholarships

Meet with your advisor at least once a year to ensure that you are progressing satisfactorily in your program and that you are on track to graduate on schedule.

We want to support your academic success. If you need assistance, feel free to meet with our advising office. In addition, please use the wonderful Academic Success, Mental Health, You at umn.edu, and Wide Range of Resources pages to help you on your journey. Please request help from our Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies if you need a department advocate.