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  • Wofford’s Government Department is dedicated to providing students with the fundamental framework necessary to understand the American political system, international relations, comparative politics, and political theory. As part of the liberal arts tradition, the department seeks to foster an appreciation for the world’s cultural, intellectual, and political heritage. By majoring in Government at Wofford College, you are equipping yourself with the essential liberal arts background necessary to tackle the global issues of our time.

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    Major & Minor Requirements

    Everything you need to know about the requirements to obtain a major in government including number of hours, course distribution demands and any capstone experiences that are required.

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    Optional Concentrations

    Students majoring in Government may choose to deepen their study of politics by choosing one of three optional concentrations in American Politics, World Politics or Political Thought.

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    Find out what courses are offered for government majors and see if any pre-requisites, co-requisites or special permissions are required.


    Past Events

    Check out some of the past events the Government department has held for its majors and the Wofford community.