Your study of government will provide a rich mixture of the real and the ideal, of values frequently in conflict with both each other and the practical obstacles that stand in their way. These interactions confront us every day as individuals, citizens of our nation, and members of the global community.

About the Major

To develop breadth and depth of knowledge, you’ll take a special core curriculum designed especially for OWU politics and government majors. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you’ll select courses in each core area to meet your unique interests and career goals. The department offers a five-course minor as well.


Graduate Outcomes

Tim Alford '14

Tim is a full-time press assistant for U.S. Representative Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

Department Contact Info


Elliott Hall 308
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3934

Department Contact

Chair: James Franklin

Secretary: Pam Laucher