Undergraduate Advising

The Department of Political Science partners with the College of Liberal Arts Advising Center/ATLAS to provide all Political Science major and minor advising.  Visit the ATLAS website for advising services, hours, and contact information at:

Our partnership means ATLAS provides:

  • Access to more advisors every weekday
  • Comprehensive Degree Planning (Class Schedule Assistance, Grad Checks, Quick Questions, etc.)
  • A variety of advising options including virtual drop-in advising, Zoom appointments, and online forms

    The Political Science Department offers support for internship, study abroad, graduate school, and department opportunities

Online resources

POSC B.A. CLA Checklist: download to plan and track your progress through the major

POSC Advising Shortcuts: archive of advising shortcuts– one page sheets that provide basic information and a straightforward set of action steps to take on a particular topic.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Political Science B.A. program

Check out Your ARR and Online Resources, a video designed to help students better understand their Academic Requirements Report (ARR).

Key Dates and Deadlines for Registration can be found on Enrollment Service’s website.


Advising Information

POSC Advising Provided by ATLAS!

For Comprehensive Degree Planning (Class Schedule Assistance, Grad Checks, Minor Add/Change, GE Questions, etc.) please contact CLA-ATLAS:

POSC Major Information for Incoming Transfer Students

Building a Balanced Schedule



Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Cora Goldstein; SSPA: 247

For questions about the Graduate Program or to schedule an appointment please email Dr. Goldstein. 


Internship Advisor

Dr. Charles Mahoney

Email Dr. Mahoney with any internship questions. If needed, a virtual appointment can be set up via email. (

Internship Guidelines

Tips for Finding an Internship  


Legal Studies Certificate Advising

For questions about the Legal Studies Certificate, please email Dr. Matt Lesenyie (



Pre-Law Advising

Dr. Jason Whitehead is currently on leave. We regret that we are unable to offer formal pre-law advising at this time.

Follow the CSULB Prelaw Advising LinkedIn page.

Also, check out the Prelaw Advising Resources page for lots of other helpful information and links related to law school and legal careers.