The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Undergraduate Links

Hello! We hope you are well and wanted to provide a single place for you to access much of the information you may need. 

We can only see current Government majors, so if you're interested in adding Government as a major, you need to attend an information session. Please RSVP for GOV Internal Transfer Info. Session.

If you a current Government major, and would like to schedule an appointment with a Government Advisor, please do so here.

Any questions related to applying to graduate, q-dropping a course, or changing a course to pass/fail should be directed to the Student Division Advisors.

If you are looking to apply to GOV 374N, Political Internship, please access the application here.

If you are looking for the list of Government courses, and what field they are in, please go here

If you are looking for the Core and Liberal Arts Course list, please go here

We cannot add students to closed courses, and only some of our courses have a waitlist. If you'd like to see information about registration, please look here.

For the first four class days, registration is open for adds and drops. Please access your RIS for specific add/drop times. Starting on the fifth class day, students can drop on their own, but adds must be done through the department offering the course. We can only add students to Government classes, starting on the fifth class day. If you wish to request to add a GOV course between the fifth and twelfth class days, you can make that request here

For Fall 2021, both GOV 370M and GOV 362L are no longer accepting students. 


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