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Government

You will emerge from your government major grounded in international relations, American politics, comparative politics and political theory. You will get a front-line perspective on U.S. government if you are accepted into Hamilton’s program in Washington, D.C., where you will work in a Congressional or executive office.


Peter Jorgensen '16 at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Taking on the world: politics is just the beginning

As deep as his interest runs in world politics, Peter Jorgensen ’16 says he couldn’t take studying only that subject or its close relatives. Jorgensen is a world politics major with an English minor and a possible second minor in French.

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Benjamin Anderson ’14
Benjamin Anderson ’14

A new alum’s path – law school

Benjamin Anderson ’14 is headed to Georgetown Law, a decision shaped by his experience inside and outside the classroom at Hamilton College. He was a government major. “For my senior honors thesis under the guidance of Professor Phil Klinkner, I studied how newly-implemented voter identification laws impact turnout and potentially disenfranchise certain voters. And in Professor Yvonne Zylan's sociology courses I examined the relationship between law and society,” says Anderson, who is the summer after graduation interning for a political consulting firm.

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