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  • Why major in Government?

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    Are you ready to have the background and education necessary to make positive change in a global society? If so, majoring in Government or International Affairs is the perfect fit for you. 

    Government and International Affairs majors and minors at Wofford study a variety of domestic and international topics. These topics include seminars on the American Presidency, classes on Middle Eastern foreign policy, and political theory seminars about great minds like Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill. You will begin your studies with two foundational courses – Foundations of American Politics and Foundations of World Politics. Following satisfactory completion of these two courses, you are ready to dive into the exciting course offerings uniquely designed by our expert faculty to exemplify the liberal arts education. 

    Many Government majors decide to deepen their study and select one of the two optional concentrations – American Politics or Political Theory. By choosing to further your study with an optional concentration, you will be able to combine your 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. For more information on the Government and International Affairs Department program offerings, feel free to contact any of our faculty members or schedule a visit with the admissions office.