Welcome to Political Science Advising and Pre-Law Advising!

Good advising is essential for getting a good education and our advisors are dedicated to helping you navigate Rutgers and prepare for life after Rutgers.  We can help you with the major or minor in Political Science, the minors in Critical Intelligence Studies and Government & Business, and in helping you prepare for law school.

The Undergraduate Advisor for the Political Science Department at Rutgers University, New Brunswick is Dr. Christine Cahill. Dr. Cahill can answer questions about the political science major, minors, and certificate programs.  You can sign up for an appointment at calendly.com/ccahill_officehours. Please reach out to her directly at if none of the appointment times work for you. 

 Prof. Christine CahillProf. Christine Cahill

Dr. Cahill also makes course equivalency decisions for transfer and study abroad students. Please contact her directly for inquiries about course equivalencies and include the syllabus for the course you would like to transfer.

Prof. Ava Majlesi is the director of the Critical Intelligence Studies program and the advisor for the minor.  Please contact her directly at

Dr. William Field is the Rutgers undergraduate program director and the internship coordinator. Please direct any questions about internships to Dr. Field to .  Direct any concerns about our instructors and any grade appeals to him.

Students interested in law school should speak to one of our Pre-Law advisors during their sophomore or junior years. Visit the Pre-Law Website for more details.

Prof. Milton HeumannProf. Milton Heumann

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