Government and International Affairs

The Department of Government and International Affairs offers each student a foundational understanding of government and politics at all levels, and preparation for leadership in the community, nation and world. The department builds on Wofford's broad liberal education by challenging students to deliberate on a diversity of ideas of justice, experiences of politics and structures of power. Graduates can creatively confront the latest problem or debate, while rooted in a deep appreciation of our cultural, intellectual and political heritage.

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Majors are offered in government or international affairs. Students majoring in government also can select optional concentrations in American politics and political theory. The international affairs major offers an optional global linking experience. Minors also are offered in government and international affairs.

Meet Dr. David Alvis

Dr. David Alvis, an associate professor, concentrates on political theory, constitutional law and American politics. He has co-authored two books: “The Contested Removal Power: 1787-2010” and “Statesmanship and Progressive Reform.”

Meet Shri Selvakumar '14

Shri Selvakumar graduated summa cum laude from Wofford in 2014 with a bachelor of arts in business economics and government. Shri also completed the optional government concentration in world politics and a minor in finance. Shri received department awards for both majors as well as being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Shri works for Deutsche Bank in New York City as a compliance analyst for the equity markets advisory team. This role merges his interests in both government and finance, as his main responsibilities include ensuring that equity and derivative trading desks do not breach standards set by both national and international regulators.

RECENT GRADUATES IN GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ARE WORKING IN:

Congressional offices

Education

Event planning

FBI

Financial services

Insurance companies

Law offices

Lobbying firms

Local government

Nonprofits

Philanthropy

Public relations

State government

Television news

Think tanks

GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AT:

American University

Baylor Law School

Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M

Clemson University

Columbia University

Duke University

Emory University

Georgetown University

Johns Hopkins University

Middlebury College

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

University of Alabama School of Law

University of Georgia

University of North Carolina

University of Pennsylvania School of Law

University of South Carolina

University of St. Andrews

University of Virginia School of Law

Vanderbilt University School of Law

Wake Forest School of Law

William and Mary School of Law

Washington and Lee University School of Law