Undergraduate Advising

Fall 2023

Beatrice Montano and Urte Peteris are the undergraduate advisers for the current term. They are available during weekly office hours (virtual on Zoom) and by appointment.

Office hours and Zoom links are shared by email with the department's registered majors and concentrators. Others may write to [email protected] for the schedule. 

To speak with an adviser during office hours, click one of the Zoom links at the scheduled time and the adviser will admit you from the waiting room. Please observe that advisers may be speaking with another student at the time you enter the waiting room and will open your meeting as soon as they are available.

To arrange an appointment, please send an email request to the undergraduate advisers at [email protected].

Declared majors and concentrators who are not receiving the department's email messages should email the Academic Affairs Coordinator.

Students may also request a formal advising relationship with a member of the department's faculty. To request a faculty adviser, students should complete a Faculty Adviser Request Form during the first three weeks of the semester. Please remember that faculty availability may vary to accommodate sabbaticals and teaching schedules, so the department cannot guarantee the availability of specific professors in future semesters.

Students who have been assigned a faculty adviser may consult that adviser for academic planning and support but still must see one of the graduate student undergraduate advisers for course approval, planning form updates, and guidance regarding departmental requirements and regulations.

The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Robert Shapiro, oversees the undergraduate program. He is available during his office hours and by appointment. While students should first seek advising at the undergraduate advising office, the undergraduate advisers or Academic Affairs Coordinator will refer students in exceptional situations to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

The Academic Affairs Coordinator is often the first point of contact for students seeking information about any aspect of the department's majors and concentrations. The Coordinator can provide details about program requirements, seminar registration, and the honors program. The Academic Affairs Coordinator cannot approve courses to be applied toward the major (for that, please see an undergraduate adviser or the Director of Undergraduate Studies). 

Economics-Political Science Adviser 
Economics-Political Science majors may consult Professor Carlo Prato during his office hours and by appointment. Economics-Political Science majors should also consult an Undergraduate Adviser for program planning and planning form approval.

Political Science-Statistics Adviser 
Political Science-Statistics majors may consult Professor Naoki Egami during his office hours and by appointment. Political Science-Statistics majors should also consult an Undergraduate Adviser for program planning and planning form approval.

Students may contact any professor for academic advice during his or her office hours or by appointment. Faculty members may provide advice about graduate school and careers, research, course selection, and other academic issues. However, any issues related to department regulations and requirements, major certification, course approvals, or transfer credit should be discussed with the Undergraduate Adviser.