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Government and Foreign Affairs Degree

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. 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.

100% of Walsh students complete an internship before graduation

Experiential Learning & Internship Opportunities

Students are required to complete a professional internship. Government and Foreign Affairs students usually intern within a department of local, state or national government. There also are opportunities to work and learn in Washington D.C. through the Washington Center.

Career Opportunities

Walsh's major is designed to give a specialized political foundation to those planning to enter domestic or foreign government services, education, research, or those planning to attend graduate school or enter politics.

Some specific career opportunities include:

  • Electoral/Campaign Politics
  • Foreign Services
  • Local, State and National Government Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • City and County Management
  • Community Planning
  • Legal Profession


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