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With approximately 150 majors, the Department of Government constently ranks among the most popular departments at Colby. In addition to our courses, which constitute the bulk of our curriculum, the department offers a number of opportunities for students to learn about and participate in the world of politics and government.
Our students can take part in internships for Jan Plan or academic credit; students interested in living for a semester in Washington may contact the Office of Off-Campus Study for information about The Washington Center Semester Program, which enables students to combine a 35 hour per week internship with an independent study project supervised by a member of the Colby faculty. We afford a number of opportunities for students to take part in original research projects. With the establishment of the Ling Fellowship, we are now able to offer financial assistance to one outstanding student each year to defray the costs of an internship or to support independent study research.
All our students benefit from the insights brought to campus by our Goldfarb Lecture Series.
We recognize the most outstanding work of students in the Department with a series of three named prizes.