Undergraduate Advising

Summer 2022 Advising

Beatrice Montano and Norashiqin Toh are the undergraduate advisers for the current term. Undergraduate advising hours take place on Zoom on Mondays, 8:00-10:00 am EST; Tuesdays, 10:00-2:00 pm EST; and Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm EST.

Zoom links for advising hours are emailed to majors and concentrators every week. 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.

Declared majors and concentrators who are not receiving weekly emails should email the Academic Affairs Coordinator to be added to the email list.

The Zoom links for undergraduate advising hours may also be obtained by request to [email protected]

The undergraduate advisers are also available by appointment. To arrange an appointment, please send an email request to the undergraduate advisers at [email protected].

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 two 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 David Johnston, 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.