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



David Ajamy honored

David Ajamy, double major in Politics and International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a non-profit organization which works to advance the public purpose of higher education.

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