Because of the large number of majors in the political science undergraduate program, monitoring each individual student's progress is not always possible. The Department is, however, dedicated to providing whatever assistance a student requires. The Academic Coordinator, Jerry Fisher, is the primary advisor, and the Undergraduate Director, Christoper Reenock, is also available. Students should feel welcome to bring any questions or concerns they have about the major requirements, their classes, or life at FSU in general.
The College of Social Sciences provides a variety of advising and support services through the College’s Academic Affairs Office. Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students generally meet with advisors in 106 Bellamy (Freshman and Sophomores) or 101 Bellamy (Juniors).
Students can expect occasional announcements from the Department via the FSU e-mail system. These might include reminders about upcoming events, information on changes in the schedule of classes, etc.
DECLARING THE MAJOR
The Department does not admit each student individually but relies on the College to accept those students who meet the criteria (completion of the English and mathematics requirements for liberal studies, 2.0 GPA, completion of the CLAST exam). Depending on your status, there are various ways to declare Political Science as your major: