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Advising and Student Services


See a peer advisor:
For help with: Scheduling, registration, requirement review, Political Science minor, letters of specialization, early internship planning, early study abroad planning.

  1. Schedule an appointment: Choose “Peer Advising” when you make an appointment
  2. Or drop in the 3rd floor Thompson lobby.

       PEER DROP-IN HOURS (subject to change)—first-come, first-served (1/22/19 – 5/1/19)

  • Mondays        9-5
  • Tuesdays       8:30-10 & 11:30-5
  • Wednesdays  8:30-11 & 12-4:30
  • Thursdays      8-10 & 11:30-1:30
  • Fridays           9-12 & 2-4

See a staff member:
For help with: Declaring a major, form signatures, GPA concerns, graduation clearance, internship final planning, study abroad final planning, transfer course assessment, extenuating circumstances:

  1. Schedule an appointment: meet with an advisor.
  2. The International Relations Certificate: please use this link to meet with MJ Peterson.


You can declare a Political Science or Legal Studies major at any time. There are no required pre-requisites or cumulative GPA. Students can enroll in the major by meeting with an advisor at any point of the semester or drop-in to talk to a peer advisor. To make an advising appointment please use this link: You should select "Explore a Major" as the service. 


Please call the Department of Political Science at 413-545-2438 to set up an appointment with an advisor.