Departmental Advising & Support

Advising for Political Science Students

Students are strongly encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor to plan their program of study. Keeping track of one’s course of study and progress toward graduation is the responsibility of the individual student. Continued contact with an advisor can help students stay on track for graduation.

Our undergraduate coordinators are available to assist students with the following:

  • Understand the political science major and minor requirements and exception requests.
  • Advise on internships, study abroad, grad school, and other career goals in political science
  • Choose courses to meet necessary prerequisites and/or major/minor requirements
  • Look ahead at upcoming course offerings to prep for advising appointments
  • Complete registrar forms such as late graduation petitions, tuition refunds, and grade changes
  • Coordinate prerequisite and/or enrollment overrides (with faculty approval)

Political science majors can find drop-in help related to degree progress and course planning from the Undergraduate Program Team in the ASU2-Offices

Why study political science? What’s required for a degree? It’s all summarized in our major and minor maps.

Meet Department Advisors

Faculty member Lars Skalnes

Lars Skalnes
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: 541-346-4886
Chat: MS Teams
Office: Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, Office 929
Office Hours: Tues. 9am – 12pm (virtual)
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Dan O’Neil
Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Phone: 541-346-5141
Chat: MS Teams
Office: Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, Undergraduate Office 175
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am – 2pm, additional availability by appointment
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Katie Robison

Katie Robison
Undergraduate Coordinator

Phone: 541-346-0205
Office: Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, Undergraduate Office 175
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Schedule an Advising Appointment

At Tykeson Hall, you can work with professional college and career advisors to explore your interests, schedule your classes, plan for graduation, discuss career possibilities, and more. Political science falls into Tykeson’s “Public Policy, Society, and Identity” Flight Path.  

Location: Tykeson Hall
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Phone: 541-346-9200
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Schedule an Appointment

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