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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Government (BA in Government)

Required Credit Hours: 33

Major Computing Requirement:

Students must satisfy a Major Computing Requirement in Government by successfully completing GOVT 301 .

Major Writing Requirement:

The Major Writing Requirement is fulfilled by obtaining a grade of “C-” or better in any course numbered between GOVT 401 and GOVT 491 inclusive.

One of the Following Courses in Political Theory:

Additional Requirements:


Students planning to major in Government are strongly advised to complete GOVT 201 , GOVT 203 , GOVT 204  and GOVT 301  before junior year.

No more than two Geography courses may be counted toward a major in Government:GOVT 381 , GOVT 382 , GOVT 384  and GOVT 386 .

One freshman seminar in Government may be counted toward the Government major.

It is recommended that majors complete ECON 101 -ECON 102  and carry foreign language study beyond the 202-level.

No more than 6 total credits from any of the combination of the following courses may be counted toward the major in Government: GOVT 394  , GOVT 494 , GOVT 498 , INTR 499 . Credits beyond 6 would still count toward the 120 credits needed for graduation.

Consult the Department website (http://www.wm.edu/as/government/) for updated information about curricular requirements, course offerings, and other opportunities.