Process for advising
All the members of the Department of Political Science at UW Oshkosh are devoted to ensuring that students have a positive, productive, and empowering experience in their time with us. To that end, we encourage students to seek the advice of faculty members and the Academic Department Associate early and often.
Professors are available for advising sessions during office hours or at other times by appointment, but here are some general rules about working your way through the major and tips that you might find useful. There are four main divisions of Political Science: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory.
Majors must take an introductory course in each of the first three areas and a 300 level course in all four areas. Majors must also take Political Methodology (PS 245) and our Senior Capstone course (PS 401). That accounts for a total of 27 credits, as each course counts for three credits. Then all you need is three more courses to round out the major, two of which must be at the 300 level.
Keep the following general advice in mind:
- Bulletin Online 2015-2017
- Student Conduct and Policies
- UW Oshkosh Advising (UW Oshkosh Advising pages)
- National Academic Advising
- Main UW Oshkosh Home Page
- Registrar's Home page (Registrar's home page, very important dates and policy information)
- University Financial Aid Office
- University Counseling Center
- University Career Services Home Page