You will be assigned a specific advisor by the Department Chair when you declare a major in International Affairs. That advisor is a faculty member in the Department, who will take a personal interest in your progress and success. You will receive a letter informing you of your advisor's name, location, and contact information. That should be the beginning of a close and continuing professional relationship.
Your advisor will:
1. familiarize you with the degree program;Your responsibilities in the program and to your advisor are to:
2. help you plan your basic goals within the program;
3. help you plan your schedule of classes for each quarter; (NOTE: Your advisor cannot get you into a class that is closed - flexibility is essential.)
4. provide a source of information about your progress;
5. make available to you and sign various required forms (i.e. Course Substitution Form, Petition to Graduate, etc.);
6. answer specific questions that arise as you progress through the degree program;
7. be your mentor and supporter as you take responsibility for your own intellectual growth and achievements in the program.
1. maintain close and frequent contact with your advisor;
2. become knowledgeable about the requirements and time table for graduation in general and the Political Science degree in particular;
3. use your catalog and handbook;
4. thoughtfully choose goals that are personally meaningful and feasible;
5. contact your advisor for guidance in quarterly registration, your progress through the degree program, and specific problems.
International Affairs Advisors: