Want to know more about our courses or about becoming a major? Our department has three academic advisors who are available to meet with students to talk about our wide variety of course offerings, major and minor programs, internships, and study abroad opportunities.

Students can make an advising appointment by visiting, calling Arts and Sciences Advising and Academic Services at 614-292-6961, or emailing Political Science Advisor offices are located in 2140 Derby Hall.

You can do the following without an appointment:

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Charles Smith

Coordinating Advisor

Charles Smith earned both Bachelor and Master degrees from Ohio University.  He has taken extensive graduate courses in political science at Ohio State and has taught a wide range of courses in the Department of Political Science since 2001.  He developed and currently teaches PS 4139: Gun Politics.  In 2002, he was awarded The Henry R. Spencer Award for distinguished teaching.  A former high school teacher, Mr. Smith has been an advisor in the Department of Political Science since 2003.