Political Science Advising

Have questions about the Political Science major or minor?

Considering changing your major to Political Science?

Trying to plan your college career or preparing for graduation?

Advisors are assigned by your last name.  Find your advisor below and stop by their office for drop-in advising, or email them directly if you would like to set up and appointment.

The Department expects you to see your advisor every semester, especially prior to registering for your next semester courses.

Last Name Advisor Office Phone Spring Office Hours
A - C David McCuan Stevenson 2064 664-3309 Mon/Wed 5-6pm
by appointment
D - Ha Robert McNamara Stevenson 2070 I 664-2676 Tues 9-10am
Thurs 9-10am; 12-1pm
He - L Cynthia Boaz Stevenson 2081 664-2589 Tues 1-3pm
Wed/Thurs by appointment
M - Re Catherine Nelson Stevenson 2070 F 664-3963 Mon 10:30-11:45am
Tues 1:15-2:30pm
Thurs 10:30-11:30am
Rh - Z Diane Parness Stevenson 2070 H 664-3142 Mon 12-2pm
Wed 1-2pm
MPA Emily Ray Stevenson 2070 L 664-2731 Mon 10-11:30am

Questions related to the following advising items should be addressed to the assigned advisor.

Faculty Advising Office Phone Spring Office Hours
Catherine Nelson Department Chair
Stevenson
2070 F
664-3963 Mon 10:30-11:45am
Tues 1:15-2:30pm
Thurs 10:30-11:30am
Emily Ray Graduate (MPA) and Graduate Internship Advisor Stevenson
2070 L
664-2731 Mon 10-11:30am
David McCuan

Undergraduate Internship Advisor for Political Campaigns and Elected Officials

Stevenson
2064
664-3309 Mon/Wed 5-6pm
by appointment
Cynthia Boaz Undergraduate Internship Advisor for Nonprofit Organizations and Advocacy Groups Stevenson
2081
664-2589 Tues 1-3pm
Wed/Thurs by appointment
Diane Parness Holocaust Lecture Series Adacemic Coordinator Stevenson
2070 H
664-3142 Mon 12-2pm
Wed 1-2pm

 

Students can also meet with the School of Social Sciences Academic Advisor, Vanessa Bascherini (vanessa.bascherini@sonoma.edu, Stevenson 2070J) for lower division GE advising, review of the Academic Requirements Report (ARR) and Transfer Credit Report, and quick advising questions and referrals.

Drop in Peer Advising for all majors is available in the Advising Center (peer.advisors@sonoma.edu, Salazar 1070, 707-664-2730). Peer Advisors can help you with GE advising, registration, transfer courses from a community college, your Academic Requirements Report and resume review.