Welcome to the POLS Honors Program!

Meet the POLS Honors Advisors

Make an appointment with the appropriate adviser via AdvApp

jennifer_sterling-folkerProfessor Jennifer Sterling-Folker
POLS Honors Director & Alan R. Bennett Professor
415 Oak Hall, 486-2535
Advises POLS Honors students with last names beginning with K-R

Professor Matthew Singer
Associate Professor of Political Science
447 Oak Hall, 486-2615
Advises POLS Honors students with last names beginning with A-J

virginia_hettingerProfessor Virginia Hettinger
Associate Professor of Political Science
450 Oak Hall, 486-9053
Advises POLS Honors students with last names beginning with S-Z

Prof. Matt SingerOur Honors Program provides an intellectually stimulating and challenging experience for highly-motivated honors students with a major in Political Science. The program is designed to enhance your understanding of political processes and choices through advanced course work, in-depth research and analytical opportunities, and professional development activities. We offer structured thesis support, learning enrichment programming, and the opportunity to work closely with individual faculty members to develop the knowledge and skills required of advanced, independent social scientific research.

Some of the enrichment and professional development opportunities offered by our program include competitive research assistantships with POLS faculty members, professional conference field trips, luncheon opportunities with thesis advisers and speakers, and support for poster session presentations. Please explore our programming link below for more information. These events and opportunities are made possible through the generosity of UConn alumni Alan R. Bennett, who established an endowed honors professorship in Political Science to provide enrichment and research opportunities for undergraduates.

Please consult the links below or in the navigation bar on the left for additional information about our program:

For more information, contact the POLS Honors Director, Professor Jennifer Sterling-Folker. Contact information is provided to the right.