2016-department-photoWe are one of the largest majors on campus, with course offerings that span the globe. Our faculty members are active researchers who, through their teaching, seek to develop students who are critical thinkers and effective writers. Our majors go on to work in government, business, law, policy, and non-profits, both here and abroad.

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Department of Politics and International Affairs
Wake Forest University
Kirby Hall 314A
P.O. Box 7568, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Phone: (336) 758.5449 | FAX: (336) 758.6104 | Email: wfupol@wfu.edu



Alumni Profile: Victoria Hill

Alumna Victoria Hill is a 2016 recipient of the Charles Rangel Graduate Fellowship for study in international relations and foreign and governmental affairs. Victoria, who previously earned the Austrian Diplomacy Fulbright Scholarship, has been working in Wake Forest Admissions for several years. This fall she will enter graduate school, funded in large part by the Rangel, for a two year degree one of whose possible outcomes will be in preparation for the Foreign Service. There are up to 30 Rangel Fellowships awarded nationally each year.

2016 Honors Students

We proudly present the roster of students who graduated with honors in 2016.

  • Emma Dolgos
  • Adam Hammer
  • Brian Hart
  • Benjamin Helms
  • Alexander Lerangis
  • Stewart Rickert
  • Terry “TJ” Smith
  • Nicholas Syris II
  • Valeria Villa