Andrew Lotz, Lecturer and Academic AdvisorAndrew Lotz, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Academic Advisor
4603 Posvar Hall

Students whose Peoplesoft ID is an even number are assigned to Andrew.

Meri Long, Lecturer and Academic AdvisorMeri Long, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Academic Advisor
4602D Posvar Hall

Students whose Peoplesoft ID is an odd number are assigned to Meri.

Welcome to the Political Science major!

You can find an overview of the major and fields of study. After you declare your major, you need to be added to the PS major email list to receive important announcements about department policies, courses, and registration. These emails will be sent to your Pitt email address and we strongly recommend that you read them. Not on the list? Email to be added.

Want to schedule an appointment with an advisor?

Students may self-schedule an appointment (15 or 30 minutes in length) in the times listed in the advising calendar appointment books, which are located in the department reception area. If you have a quick question and the advisors are in their office (with their doors open), feel free to ask.

What kinds of things should you meet with, or email, your advisor about?

There are many reasons to go see an advisor, including: getting your academic hold lifted so you can register for classes, discussing your progress toward graduation, outlining a plan of study for your undergraduate career, considering a minor or certificate program, interning, studying abroad, doing research, getting a permission number for a PS class, academic problems or concerns, letters of recommendation, considering graduate school, applying for jobs, reviewing your resume, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you need to email your advisor, please include your full name and PeopleSoft number in the email.

Want to check out what is required for graduation?

Are there other opportunities, awards, talks, etc. that you can attend?

Yes! To find out about them: