Government and international affairs majors and minors begin their studies with two foundational courses: Foundations of American Politics and Foundations of World Politics before going on to study a variety of domestic and international topics, including:
Many government majors decide to deepen their study and select one of two optional concentrations – American Politics or Political Theory. By choosing to further your study with an optional concentration, you will be able to combine theoretical framework learned in the classroom with practical, real-world experience. International Affairs majors can also further their study with opportunities abroad or in specialized programs at Wofford.
Whichever path you choose, a Wofford government or international affairs degree will equip you with the writing, speaking and critical-thinking skills necessary to succeed in graduate school, public service or any other career path.
Yes! Government and International Affairs majors are able to study abroad by working with both the study abroad office and their advisor in the department to ensure that all requirements will be met before graduation. Many students are also able to receive credit towards the major with classes they are taking abroad. These classes must be preapproved in order to receive credit.
Majors pursue a variety of post-graduation plans. Some of the most common are the following:
*For more information please talk to any of the Government and International Affairs professors!