This page contains useful information, links, and resources for
students wanting more information about majoring in Government, declaring a concentration,
finding out more about study abroad and Cornell-in-Washington programs, and
other topics. Links are organized into three categories: Studying At Cornell
(majoring in Government, other concentrations);
Away from Cornell (study abroad, Cornell-in-Washington); and Studying After Cornell (graduation requirement
checklists, links to career resources, etc).
Recipient of the Paul Award for Excellence in Advising, 2002
· Links to Government Department information for majors:
The Gov Major FAQ will answer nearly all of your questions
Who are these people? List of faculty
Two people who hold the keys to your survival:
The director of undergraduate studies: , Prof. Andrew Mertha
The undergraduate assistant: , Kristy Long
· Links to information about undergraduate minors. Minors are a great way to make productive use of your electives, and to add some coherence and focus to your course of study. These four are the most popular among my advisees:
· Links to the course catalogue
· Fall 2010 Final Exam Schedule
* Links to study abroad office
Cornell Abroad: The undergraduate study abroad program at Cornell
Be sure to plan in advance to get course credit for the major from your studies abroad! Consult the Government Department guidelines for credit from abroad.
You can also apply for a Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship for summer research in Europe
* Links to Cornell-in-Washington program
The value of a semester in Washington is heavily dependent upon the quality of your externship, so start investigating this and gathering information early!
Be sure to plan ahead to fit your Cornell-in-Washington classes into your plan for completing the major. Consult the Government Department guidelines on credit from CiW.
* Links to other schools' study abroad programs. You can also study abroad at schools that do not have direct relationships with the Cornell Abroad program. Here are some of the most highly recommended possibilities:
* Link to Day Hall registrar info, grad. requirement checklist
* Needless to say, law school is a popular choice for Gov majors:
Cornell Career Services page on Legal Careers
The inevitable US News ranking of law schools
* Link to LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT info?
* Graduate programs in Political Science
* Masters programs in Public Policy or International Affairs