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book.jpg (3497 bytes)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); Studying 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

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        Links to Government Department information for majors:

                    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:

European Studies

International Relations

Law and Society

South Asian Studies

        Links to the course catalogue

Government Department course offerings - Fall 2010

 Fall 2010 Course and Time Roster

Courses of Study

        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

Cornell in Washington program homepage

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

* Cornell Career Services

* 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

        Leiter's law school rankings

* Link to LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT info?

* Graduate programs in Political Science


* Masters programs in Public Policy or International Affairs

            American University's School of International Service

            Georgetown's Security Studies Program

            George Washington University's Elliott School of Int'l Affairs

            Johns Hopkins Nitze School of International Studies

            The Fletcher School at Tufts University

            Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

            Woodrow Wilson School of Int'l Affairs at Princeton University

            John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

            George Mason School of Public Policy