Our staff and peer advisors look forward to assisting you! Use Navigate to schedule virtual or in-person appointments. We also offer drop-in advising. All advising services are located in Thompson Hall on the 3rd floor.
Current/Returning Political Science Students
Peer Advisors offer support for course registration assistance and major or minor declaration is available by appointment or via drop-in advising (no appointment necessary). Meet the peers.
Drop-In Hours Spring 2022:
- Mondays 10 am–12 pm & 2–3 pm
- Tuesdays 10–11 am & 12–2 pm
- Wednesdays 12–2 pm & 3–4 pm
- Thursdays 11 am–1 pm & 2:30–3:30 pm
Appointments with peers: Use Navigate.
The Director of Undergraduate Advising offers support if you are on academic probation, suspension, or dismissal or if you are returning from suspension/dismissal; if you have serious extenuating circumstances affecting your academics; if you need study abroad/ domestic exchange pre-approvals or pre-approval of transfer classes; or if you need help finalizing a credited internship.
Note about using Navigate: To book a Peer Advising appointment, select "Make an Appointment," and choose "Peer Advising." Be sure to select the Political Science & Legal Studies advising location. To book with professional staff advisors choose "Advising," then our location.
Political Science Weekly Update: Political Science & Legal Studies Advising sends important information directly to your in-box, so watch your UMass email account! You'll learn about academic deadlines, departmental events, internship opportunities, career information, and more.
Exploring or Declaring a Political Science Major or Minor
There are no course pre-requisites nor is there a minimum cumulative GPA for the Political Science major. You can learn more about the course requirements here: Political Science Major, Political Science Minor. To declare a Political Science major or minor, come to our peer drop-in hours!
Prospective students not yet matriculated at UMass
Please email the Director of Undergraduate Advising, Adrian Grace, if you're a prospective student with questions, an admitted first year student, or a transfer student. We're happy to talk about the program.