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.

This website is designed to help you find out more about our course offerings, our faculty and their interests, our students, and our alumni. We hope you find what you are looking for. If not, please feel free to contact us.

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



2017 Honors Students

Students will be awarded Honors in Political Science if their GPA in the major at the time of graduation is 3.8 or higher.

We proudly present the roster of students who graduated with honors in 2017.

  • Jay Buchanan
  • Erich Denk
  • William May

2017 Award Recognition

The Award for Outstanding Senior in Latin American and Latino Studies – Josie Butler

The Department of Sociology Community Engagement Award – Sebastian Luke Ivory

The Wake Forest University Theater Association Award for Academic Excellence – Jay Buchanan

The Change Maker Award for Social Change – Richard Caban Cubero

Justus and Elizabeth C. Drake Scholarship – Emily Lintner