Government & Foreign Affairs Degree

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The Government and Foreign Affairs major involves domestic and international political activities. This includes diplomatic work, building and maintaining international relationships, and activities in U.S. federal, state and local government.

Why Walsh?

  • Strong Political Foundation. Students gain an understanding of American and global political systems, as well as political theory. Students also have the opportunity to attend or present at  Walsh's annual All Politics is Local Conference.  The newly added James B. Renacci Forum and Center for Civic Engagement hosts political speakers and civic events throughout the year, providing a place for bipartisan dialogue and approaches to problem solving.
  • Global Perspective. Students learn how the global political atmosphere influences American life and government.
  • Small Class Sizes. With an average of 25 students per class, Walsh provides close faculty-student interaction. Here you'll receive personalized attention from faculty mentors.

In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree. 

Amara Shomali
Class of 2019

Major: Government and Foreign Affairs

Minors: Peace Studies and Criminology/Sociology

As a Running Start Congressional Fellow, I had the honor of working for Senator Susan Collins in Washington, D.C. Throughout my fellowship, I experienced something new and exciting every day. I had the opportunity to explore a wide variety of issues from agriculture to international development. My duties included researching legislation, attending briefings and hearings, and drafting memos. The research and writing skills that my professors taught me have been absolutely critical. 

Working on Capitol Hill has been a transformative experience and a powerful way to launch my career. As I take on my new Staff Assistant position, I will continue to build on the foundation that my professors, Dr. Berry and Dr. Davis, helped me lay. The Government and Foreign Affairs program grew my passion for all things politics and widened my perspective of the world.

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