Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • The American Presidency
  • Middle Eastern Foreign Policy
  • African Politics
  • Southern Politics
  • Health Care Policy and Administration
  • Revolution and Regime Change
  • Politics and Literature
  • Constitutional Law of the United States
  • Political theory seminars about Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill

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:

  • Graduate school in a variety of fields including public policy, public administration, international politics, and law
  • Working in federal government including on Capitol Hill
  • Working in city or state government
  • Careers in business

*For more information please talk to any of the Government and International Affairs professors!