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  • What do you do with a Government or International Affairs degree?

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    Majoring in Government or International Affairs does not mean that you have to go to law school or that you plan to run for public office someday – although Wofford Government and International Affairs majors and minors have done both! A Government or International Affairs degree from Wofford will provide you with strong critical reading and writing skills, the ability to examine, critique and contribute to discussions, and research abilities that will prepare you for work in many fields or for success in graduate level programs.

    Wofford graduates who majored in Government or International Affairs have gone on to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields. Some recent graduates are working as: 

    • Senior Aide to a US Senator
    • Assistant State Attorney General
    • Assistant State Attorney
    • Legislative Director for a Congressman
    • Assistant US Attorney
    • Member of the White House Office of Public Liaison
    • FBI Investigative Specialist
    • Television Journalist in Washington, DC
    • Resident in Family Medicine
    • Regional Director for the American Heart Association
    • Associate Director of College Admissions
    • District Executive, Boy Scouts of America
    • VP of Wealth Management Operations
    • Insurance Risk Management
    • Owner of a Financial Firm
    • Owner of an Event Planning Firm
    • Dentist
    • Professor of Political Science

    Find more detailed information about jobs Wofford Government and International Affairs majors and minors hold on our Government and International Affairs Department Alumni Jobs page.

    In the Work Force

    The following are examples of careers or fields that a major in Government or International Affairs will prepare you for:

    • Law
    • Foreign Service
    • Business
    • Journalism
    • Local, state or federal government
    • Public administration
    • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
    • Diplomatic corps
    • Teacher (high school or college)
    *Please note that some of these careers require additional schooling beyond an undergraduate degree.