Students choosing to major in Political Science can select their own academic advisor from among all full-time faculty members. Under university rules, students must declare a major no later than the end of their sophomore year. Students that double major in Political Science and another discipline must have a Political Science advisor. PS majors are expected to consult with their advisors at least twice a year for the purpose of discussing the choice of courses and the development of a coherent program of study. PS major are also required to submit to their advisor a completed Major Concentration Checklist by the time in their senior year fall semester. For additional information, please visit the Academic Advising website.
Faculty can provide a wealth of information to help familiarize students with the subfields of political science. In addition, sophomore seminars offer students a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with PS faculty members before choosing a major or advisor. Students unfamiliar with our Political Science faculty are encouraged to review our faculty page. If you would like to schedule a meeting with a professor, please check the office hours schedule in advance and schedule an appointment, if appropriate. If you need to submit a change of advisor request form, you can find it on the Tufts Student Forms page.