SFS vs. COL gov. major?

<p>So I'm extremely interested in politics and hope to pursue a career in it eventually. Georgetown seems like a great school to support that passion because of the location, opportunities, etc.</p>

<p>But...I was wondering if I should apply to the College and major in government or apply to the SFS. I'm not particularly interested in international politics over domestic, but I've heard the SFS is more prestigious, etc. Does anyone have any thoughts about that? If I'm looking to get into politics which route would be the best option?</p>

<p>(I just got back from a tour the Georgetown where my tour guide was a gov. major interning at capitol hill, which made me second-guess my initial intentions of applying to the SFS).</p>

<p>I would most certainly try for the SFS. Georgetown is essentially the best undergrad IR school in the country (I know this is debatable), but it is not near the top in terms of Political Science. I applied to the SFS since you can still take college classes and the program within the SFS exempts students from certain area requirements (math/science) while requiring economics and poli sci courses on domestic and international levels.</p>

<p>I disagree with publicforum. It is rather silly to invest the next four years taking a course load outside of what you are truly interested in. Gov and the SFS pull from similar disciplines, but follow very different programs of study. Really look at the major requirements. Georgetown is a challenging place to go to school, passion for what you're studying makes it all worth it. The negligible prestige difference is not worth wondering why you are stuck taking tangential classes.</p>

<p>Thanks for your input! About the science/math classes though... I actually really enjoy them, I was hoping to try for the science, technology & international affairs major in SFS if I was accepted... Would they have a different curriculum? Also, what would you say the difference is in competitivness of the application process at the college vs. SFS? I know that SFS is more difficult, definitely, but is it a huge difference?</p>

<p>The competitiveness may be minimally higher to get into the SFS (by +50~ pts on the SAT). They would have distinct but overlapping curriculum and area requirements. It is also an option to transfer schools if one finds that the school he or she enters in is not the right one for him or her within Georgetown.</p>