Undergraduate Academic Advising

Academic advising is available to all Political Science students throughout their time with the department. You can schedule an appointment via Handshake or email your assigned Advisor directly with any questions you have about the major, minor, BA/MA program, Honors program, internships, and/or on-campus resources. Your Advisor is happy to assist you throughout your time at Boston University!

Academic Advisors for Political Science:

Brendan J. Fraser, M.Ed. (Last Names: A-K)
Email: fraserb@bu.edu

Julia Martorell (Last Names: L-Z)
Email: julimart@bu.edu


While hours are subject to change throughout the academic year for both Advisors, the Advising Office is only open Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm (hours differ between advisors and students should check Handshake to see availability for appointments). Meetings will only be held between these days and will not include the weekends or holidays/whenever the office and/or the University is closed.

Book An Appointment On Handshake:

Click HERE to be brought to Handshake where you can book an appointment.

Click HERE to learn how to book an appointment with your assigned Academic Advisor.

Remember when booking an appointment to keep in mind the following:

  1. Check your schedule and make sure you can attend the appointment time you are making.
  2. If you have an emergency and cannot attend your appointment, please email your assigned Academic Advisor at least 24 hours in advance. If you cannot reach out within this timeframe, please email them as soon as you possibly can.
  3. Don’t be late to your appointment. We wait a total of 6 minutes and if you do not show up and have not emailed us to let us know you are going to be late, your appointment will be deemed a “NO SHOW“. Too many no-shows may result in you no longer being able to book an appointment yourself and may result in needing to contact your advisor to book an appointment moving forward.

For Virtual Appointments Only:
In addition to the above statements, please be sure to keep the following in mind when booking a virtual appointment:

  1. Check to make sure your wifi connection is working properly.
  2. Make sure you’re in a location that is reasonable to have an advising appointment (i.e. Do not schedule an appointment during a time when you may be traveling, in a large communal space like a cafeteria or classroom, etc.)
  3. It is up to you if you wish to share your video and we will not require you to do so. Do what you feel most comfortable doing.

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