PSC/INST Advising for Summer/Fall 2024

Departmental advising will open up on March 4, 2024, and will continue through April 12, 2024.

Advising for Freshmen, First-Year, and Transfer Students

All freshman, first-year, and transfer students must be advised by an advisor from the College of Arts and Sciences. You can make an appointment with A&S Advising here –

International Studies Majors

If you are an International Studies major, please contact Dr. DeRouen at

Political Science Majors

Advisor Assignments

The advising season is now over. If you still need to be advised please reach out to the Arts and Sciences college here:

If you have questions specific to political science you can check the links below to see if there are appointments available.

If you are a Political Science major who also has a Public Policy minor, your advisor is Dr. Grayson

 All other majors are assigned to an advisor based on the first four letters of their last name.  

Your assigned advisor is the primary person who is authorized to advise you and to cause your registration hold to be removed. 

Quick Advising

If you know when you are planning to graduate, and you have a good sense of the courses that you want to take in Spring 2024 to move you towards that goal, you are able to be advised using quick advising. The benefit to this, for you, is that there is no advisor meeting required, and your registration hold will be cleared. Please see Ms. Pirkle/Williamson in 318 ten Hoor to pick up a form. Once you fill it out, please return it to 318 ten Hoor. Your advisor (see above) will review the form, and if your plan makes sense, will send you an e-advising form to sign, after which we will clear your registration hold.

Important Information

Registration begins on March 25 – full list of days/times available at

  • Students with priority registration begin registering on March 26
  • Seniors begin registering on March 28
  • Juniors begin registering on April 1
  • Sophomores begin registering on April 4
  • Freshmen begin registering on April 9

Special Topics Courses

The Department offers Special Topics courses, denoted by PSC 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, and 326. Special topics writing courses are denoted by PSC 421. These courses can count for the major and/or subfield requirements.

In addition to regular offerings in the course catalog, the Department offers Special Topics courses, denoted by PSC 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, and 326.  Special topics writing courses are denoted by PSC 421.  These courses can count for the major and/or subfield requirements.  Summer/Fall 2024 Special Topics courses follow:

Summer 2024

  • 321-001 (31778) Dr. Davis – Voting & Participation (online)
  • 321-002 (31389) Dr. DeRouen – Diplomatic Simulations (online
  • 321-003 (33029) Dr. Smith – Constitutional Law: Free Speech (online)  


  • 321-001 (45205) Dr. Davis TR 2:00-3:15 Media and Politics
  • 321-002 (41776) Dr. Davis TR 9:30-10:45 Behavioral Politics and Public Policy
  • 321-003 (45206) Dr. Fording TR 9:30-10:45 Politics of Voting Rights
  • 321-004 (45972) Dr. Hawley TR 9:30-10:45 Religion and American Politics 
  • 321-005 (45217) Dr. Kortukov TR 11:00-12:15 Elections Around the World
  • 322-001 (45207) Dr. Grayson MWF 1:00-1:50 Interest Group Politics
  • 322-002 (45208) Dr. Shino TR 12:30-1:45 Political Participation 

421 Courses

NOTE: These are Writing courses.  Writing proficiency is required  

  • 421-001 (42538) Dr. Linken M 4-6:30 Constitutional Law Stories 
  • 421-002 (45977) Dr. Kortukov 12:30-1:45 Russian Politics 
  • 421-003 (47304) Dr. Grayson MWF 10:00-10:50 Politics of Education
  • 421-004 (45978) Dr. Miller TH 2:00-3:15 19th Century Political Theory 

Check back often, as there are more being added


Political Science scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are closed. Click here to find out more.

Need to know when to register?

Click here to view the registration schedule. (Opens in a new window.)

If you are not receiving Political Science emails and need to be please email to be added to the list.

Need more information?

For information regarding Political Science or International Studies advising, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact our Undergraduate secretary, PJ Pirkle.