Program of Study

We are pleased that you are interested in our course offerings which explore the politics and policies of the US and many countries around the world, international political developments, and the work of political theorists who have contributed to our understanding of politics from ancient times to today.

Our classes attract many students but, in keeping with Wake Forest tradition, we keep our class sizes small. Introductory classes typically enroll no more than 30 students; upper-level classes usually have 20-25 students; seminars are limited to no more than 16 students. We pride ourselves in the individual attention we give to our students. Motivated and qualified students have opportunities to assist and collaborate with faculty members in research projects and/or engage in independent research projects.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with members of our faculty or staff if you have any questions. We would be honored if you decide to join our community of learners.

Students studying in the department of Politics and International Affairs may choose a major or minor, or pursue the study of politics as one of several interdisciplinary minors. Here you will find information on program of study, internships, study abroad, individual study / directed reading, and Division IV offerings.