Advising in Political Science

We understand that good advising is crucial to students' success at Morehouse College. The purpose of this page is to help bolster the advisement. Here you can find the most up to date list of the degree requirements for political science majors and a description of the degree requirements for international studies. Since many students in our department participate in internships throughout the academic school year and/or in the summer, there is also a page dedicated to help students earn course credit for their internships

 

We have found that advising is most successful when students are invested in their own progress. Simply going to your adviser and asking "What should I take?" is not as helpful as coming to your adviser with a specific plan of courses that match up with your educational and career goals. In order to help students exhibit this kind of agency we have developed a self-assessment graduation checklist. This tool is a brief survey that goes down all of the requirements for graduation as a political science major. Students are strong encouraged to use the graduation checklist tool in order to begin taking charge of their own education and success. The goal is for each student to be aware of their own progress towards becoming Morehouse Men. 

 

Advising FAQ

1. Who is my advisor?

Students are assigned to an adviser when they declare as political science majors. If you do not know who your adviser is, then click on the link below. Find your name on our updated list of majors and then find your advisor. Failing that, you could email Ms. Genese Brooks (genese.brooks[at]morehouse[dot]edu), or stop by Wheeler 321 and ask her in person. Option number three is to email Professor Platt.

List of Political Science Majors and Advisors

2. How do I join the illustrious ranks of political science majors/minors?

You need to follow three easy steps:

  1. Go to Wheeler 321 and complete a Declaration of Major/Minor Form
  2. Get the form signed by either Dr. Johnson (Wheeler 303) or Dr. Platt (Wheeler 305); this is when you will be assigned an advisor
  3. Take a signed copy of the form to the registrar.

3. What are the requirements for a political science major?

Go here.

4. What are the requirements for General Education at Morehouse?

Go here.

5. How do I get course credit for an internship?

Go here.

6. I heard that you got rid of tracks, is that true?

Yes. Students must now take four upper level political science courses in whichever subfield they wish.

7. Do I still have to take ENG 265 Advanced Composition?

No. Students must now take four upper level political science courses in whichever subfield they wish.

8. Does an internship count as one of my four upper level political science electives?

No, internships do not fulfill any requirements of the political science major. They are just credits that count toward the 120 needed for graduation.

9. Does the Moot Court class count as one of my four upper level political science electives?

Yes. You can fulfill ONE of your upper level political science electives by taking Moot Court. Even if you take both Moot Court classes, it will only count as completing ONE of the four upper level political science electivies.