Political Science Advisement
Choosing an Adviser and Starting the Program Planning Process
- The Political Science Program faculty want you to have the guidance that you need as you assemble your academic program at Cameron and that is why the Political Science Program matches you with an advisor from your first day in the program.
- Once matched with an adviser we encourage you to work with this same adviser as you complete each stage of your program. This will give you someone familiar with your unique circumstances and provide you with a single point of contact for all advisement matters.
- Since advisement takes time, the Political Science Program faculty encourage you to set up appointments with your adviser in advance via e-mail, telephone, or personal contact, although where time is critical or an assigned adviser is simply not available, other faculty (especially the chair) may provide temporary advisement as needed.
- Once matched with an adviser, you can switch from that assigned adviser, but you need to contact the department chair or departmental administrative assistance and request this. This will ensure that departmental advising records are kept up to date.
- Minors & Military Students: The department chair will meet with all new majors prior to their being assigned an adviser, and will advise all department minors and complete all military student or VA degree checks.
So who is my adviser?
If you are a new major, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on the first letter of your last name as indicated in the chart below:
|J. Metzger||E-J, L, S-U|
|R. O'Dell||A-D, N, O, P, Q|
|W. Whitman-Cobb||K, M, R, V-Z|
Planning Your Program
Degree Requirements, Planning Checksheets, and Course Descriptions
|Degree||Advisement Task||Available Resources|
|Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
|see an overview of the courses required for a Political Science Major:|
|create a written record of your degree progress:|
|see an electronic version of your degree progress:|
|see course descriptions:|
The Department of History and Government offers a wide range of classes. To view the class rotations for the respective degree programs in the department, you can download them by selecting from the list below.
Things to Consider as You Plan.
- Remember that PS 2113 and PS 2793 are both required for graduation and are both only offered once every two years (PS 2793 in even-numbered years, PS 2113 in odd-numbered years). You should therefore take them as soon as possible.
- Space out your 3000- and 4000-level Political Science electives so that you take no more than 2 to 3 per semester.
- Make sure that you consult the planning check-sheet in selecting your 3000- and 4000-level electives so that you take at least one class from each of the five major subdivisions.
Is There Financial Help Available?
YES! The Financial Aid Office can assist you with applying for federal student aid as well as other scholarships available to you through the university. And the Department of History & Government has Tuition Waiver Scholarships for eligible majors in all B.A. degree programs. Click on the link below for further information!