Navigating Through the Undergraduate Program

COVID-19: As we navigate through these difficult times, the Department and University are here to support you. There are many on-campus and community support services and resources available to you. Services to support your mental health and well-being are also available, both on campus and off, no matter where you are in the world. If you are in need of particular academic support or advice, please contact the Department Advisor, Ms. Sarah Landry, or the Undergraduate Supervisor, Dr. Vandna Bhatia.

Political Science Undergraduate Handbook

Your Academic Audit is your roadmap to your Political Science program. It tells you the courses you need to take to fulfill your degree requirements in order to graduate. It’s very important that you learn how to read your audit, and check it often so you can see the progress you’ve already made and the courses you need to take in the future. You can also watch these MyAudit video demonstrations of how to read your audit.

The Centre for Student Academic Success (CSAC) can help you to hone your university skills through its writing services, learning support workshops, and one-on-one learning support sessions. Explore the CSAC website for a full list of resources they offer. Online learning support and resources to help you succeed in the new online environment are available at Carleton Online.

Carleton’s Current Students portal is a great place to start familiarizing yourself with the wide range of academic resources and student support services offered by the University.

But remember, we are always here to help you along the way. Here are some starting points:

I’m looking to: Where to start?
Understand my audit Political Science Undergraduate Advisor
Plan my course selection for my major/minor Political Science Undergraduate Advisor
Prepare for registration or register for courses For assistance navigating the registration system, have a look at the Registrar’s Office registration website. The Political Science Undergraduate Advisor can assist you with course selection.
Gain access to a course All registration activity is managed online through Carleton Central. If you are missing a pre-requisite for a course you wish to take, you can submit an Override Request through Carleton Central.
Improve my grades or my study skills Explore the supports and programs offered by the Centre for Student Academic Support.
Get academic accommodation and support for a disability The Paul Menton Centre provides academic support for students with disabilities. MacOdrum Library also offers a wide range of services for students with disabilities.
Start researching an assignment or essay MacOdrum Library has research support services specifically for political science students
Get help with my student fees and account Student Accounts Receivable is a unit within Financial Services responsible for responding to student inquiries on the payment of fees.
Get help as an international student International Student Services Office
Connect with other Carleton students online CUx provides Carleton students with an opportunity to get involved, build community and connect with peers through virtual programming.

Check our Frequently Asked Questions for more program information

Still have a question?

You can send us an email or book an appointment. Depending on what you’re wondering about, the Political Science Undergraduate Advisor will either help you directly or refer you to the Undergraduate Supervisor.

By Email

From your Carleton account, send an email when you have a question, can’t locate information, or have a change in your student status or situation. The Undergraduate Advisor will review your file and help you find the information you need.

Normal response time for email is 2-3 business days, and longer during peak times of the year such as registration.

By Appointment

You can set up a consultation to do the following:

  • Review all components of your Political Science major, including your concentration
  • Discuss academic difficulties, low GPA, and academic improvement planning
  • Discuss your exchange, letter of permission or transfer credits
  • Create a hypothetical course plan for the future

Undergraduate Advisor
Ms. Sarah Landry
613-520-2600 x 2776
Loeb B640

Undergraduate Supervisor
Dr. Vandna Bhatia
613-520-2600 x 1360
Loeb B649

Staying in touch

Check Your Carleton E-mail: We’ll send critical program information, job and volunteer opportunities, and event invitations to your Carleton e-mail account.

Department and University Events: The Department hosts many different events during year. Check our Department Events page regularly to see what’s coming up.

Campus Events: There are also hundreds of events on campus, from job fairs to concerts. Check the University’s events page often.