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Advising and Student Services

CURRENT UMASS STUDENTS

  1. To schedule an appointment: meet with an advisor.
  2. The International Relations Certificate: for summer please email MJ Peterson at mjp@polsci.umass.edu
    For Spring & Fall please make an appointment with MJ Peterson.
  3. Not sure whom to see? Click here for a basic breakdown.
  4. Peer Advising hours:

    Regular semester hours (subject to change):

  • Monday: 9:00-1:00, 2:00-4:30 (Drop-in: 3:00-4:30)
  • Tuesday: 9:15-11:15, 12:30-4:00 (Drop In: 2:00-4:00)
  • Wednesday: 8:30-11:15, 12:15-2:00, 2:30-4:30 (Drop In: 12:15-2:00)
  • Thursday: 10:00-4:00 (Drop in: 10:00-12:30)
  • Friday: 8:30-11:00, 11:30-4:00 (Drop In: 8:30-11:00)

BECOMING A MAJOR

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: https://umass.campus.eab.com. You should select "Explore a Major" as the service. 


PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

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


ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: