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Academic Advising

Academic advisers can provide guidance and assistance to help students achieve their educational goals. Students should work closely with their advisers to: plan realistic educational goals, understand degree options and requirements, assess their strengths and areas for improvement, understand the financial aspects of their choices, and set realistic post-graduate objectives for themselves.

The academic adviser for political science students is Ms. Estela Barragan. Students can schedule appointments with her via the BlueStar system in Campus Connect. Or, they can send questions to her at pscadvising@depaul.edu. Ms. Barragan can help students with:

  • Degree progress and graduation requirements
  • Questions about transfer or Study Abroad course credit
  • University, college, and departmental policies and procedures
  • Questions about courses, academic majors and minors, university services, etc.

Faculty Advisers

In addition to the academic adviser, a faculty adviser is assigned to each student. The faculty adviser can help students with:

  • Course selection relating to a students career or personal interests
  • Preparing for graduate school, law school, or other career paths
  • Learning about research, publication, and conference opportunities

To find out who your faculty adviser is, log on to DePaul's Campus Connect and go to Self Service > Academic Planning > View My Advisers.  To make an appointment with your faculty adviser, please contact her/him directly.  A list of political science faculty members and their contact information is shown below.

How to prepare for your advising appointment

Review your Degree Progress Report (DPR) which outlines all of your current degree requirements.  If you are considering a change in major or minor, you can use the "what if" function in the DPR to see how your courses would fit into the new plan. If your appointment is about registration, become familiar with the course offerings for the upcoming quarter.  Think about your interests, skills, values, and career plans.  This can help you choose appropriate courses for your needs. Review the course descriptions and degree requirements.

Advising Resources

University Statement on Academic Advising
Academic Advising in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

LAS Advising Office:

Full-time PSC Faculty

The Political Science offices are located at 990 W. Fullerton.

Name of Faculty Phone Room E-mail Address
Adibe, Clement 773-325-1981 2210 cadibe@depaul.edu
Andolina, Molly 773-325-4709 2101 mandolin@depaul.edu
Bennett, Larry 773-325-1973 2203 lbennett@depaul.edu
Block, Jim 773-325-1976 2218 jblock@depaul.edu
Epstein, Ben 773-325-2282 2107 bepstein@depaul.edu
Farkas, Dick 773-325-1977 2211 dfarkas@depaul.edu
Hibbard, Scott 773-325-7542 2105 shibbar1@depaul.edu
Ibata-Arens, Kathryn 773-325-4716 2209 kibataar@depaul.edu
Johnson, Valerie 773-325-4731 2201 vjohnso5@depaul.edu
Mello, Joe 773-325-7384 2207 jmello1@depaul.edu
Rivers, Christina 773-325-4593 2208 crivers@depaul.edu
Spalding, Rose 773-325-1983 2102 rspaldin@depaul.edu
Stalley, Phillip 773-325-4179 2206 pstalley@depaul.edu
Steger, Wayne 773-325-4240 2103 wsteger@depaul.edu
Tillman, Erik 773-325-4131 2204 etillman@depaul.edu
Williams, David 773-325-4906 2205 dwill105@depaul.edu