Each Career Guide highlights curriculum requirements, as well as skills and abilities that may be developed and applied through each course of study. To complement the academic information, a range of interesting occupational opportunities are listed as a starting point for considering how academic experiences may translate to professional work settings. The Career Guide series represents a collaborative effort between The Career Center and numerous academic units.
Political Science Advising
Normally, the decision to concentrate is made late in the sophomore year or early in the junior year. Advising appointments are scheduled by going to the Political Science website: www.lsa.umich.edu/polisci/undergraduate/advising or by contacting the department office. Appointments for the Honors advisor are scheduled at 1330 Mason Hall.
U.S. News and World Report has consistently rated the University of Michigan as one of the top political science programs in the country. This ranking is based upon peer evaluations of the scholarly innovations and achievements of department members
The Undergraduate Political Science Association provides undergraduates with both a valuable resource and a voice within the department.
The Michigan Journal of Political Science was founded to create a forum in which undergraduate and graduate students could publish superior academic papers. The Journal is edited by undergraduates, and publishes politically related papers from various disciplines.
Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honorary fraternity in Political Science. For membership information, contact the student services assistant.
Sigma Iota Rho is the international relations honorary society. Admission to Sigma Iota Rho is open to all qualified students studying in any subfield of international relations — political science, history, international economy/business, literature/culture, etc.
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