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 core curriculum designed especially for OWU Politics & Government majors. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you’ll select courses in each core area to meet your unique interests and career goals:

  • American Politics
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory

The department offers a five-course Politics & Government minor as well.

Related Minors


Graduate Outcomes

Ana Borish ’19

After graduating, Ana was accepted at the Louisiana State University Law School. While at OWU, Ana participated in a Travel-Learning Course in the Galapagos Islands, conducted research with OWU's Dr. Chris Wolverton, and was a member of OWU's Moot Court competition team.

Pathway to a Career


Department Contact Info


Elliott Hall 211
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3906
F 740-368-3644

Department Contact

Chair: James Franklin
Professor of Politics and Government
Elliott Hall 308

Academic Assistant: Deborah Lovell
Elliott Hall 110