Assistant Professor Leiter advising a student

Academic Advising

The College of Arts and Sciences has a dual advising system of general/professional advisors and department advisors designed to help undergraduate students achieve academic success.

The Political Science Undergraduate Advising Team helps students get the most out of their experience at UMKC by advising them on the specifics needed for their major/minor.

Current Students (PS majors and minors)

The Department does not require undergraduate advising. If you have questions about fulfilling political science requirements, you should schedule a meeting with Dr. Greg Vonnahme at

Students will need to meet with him at least once during their second year at UMKC to complete a degree audit review.

Transfer Students

New transfer students must consult with both an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Services office and Dr. Greg Vonnahme when you first arrive at UMKC. This will ensure that transfer courses count, where appropriate, toward the general education requirements and major requirements.

Prospective Political Science Students

If you are interested in becoming a political science major or minor, great! Welcome! Please make an appointment with Dr. Greg Vonnahme to add political science as a major or minor or to ask any questions about our programs.

Prospective International Studies Minors

If you are interested in becoming an IS minor, please make an appointment with Dr. Mona Lyne to add the minor or to ask any questions about the program.

CAS Student Services

General UMKC advising and pre-professional program advising is handled by CAS Student Services. Current students should schedule appointments through Connect.