BA - International Affairs

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Department of Political Science and International Affairs

    International Affairs, BA

    Program Information:

    The Bachelor of Arts of International Affairs plays an integral role in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs and draws upon disciplines such as political science, economics, history, foreign language, geography and anthropology.  In this interdisciplinary major, the student must complete five required upper division major courses including the senior seminar followed by five courses in one of the four major concentrations.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the International Affairs degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7728
    http://psia.hss.kennesaw.edu/
     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community  Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Student may test out of FL 1001; counts as Elective hours.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • STAT 1107 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1190 or MATH 2202
    3
  • SCI 1101 or SCI 1102 or GEOG 1112 or GEOG 1113
    4
  • 3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. International Affairs majors are encouraged to take MATH 1107 as a foundation for POLS 2280 (research methods).
  2. In Core Area B-2 (Cultural Perspectives), International Affairs students should take FL 1002.
  3. International Affairs majors are encouraged to take GEOG 1112 and GEOG 1113 to fulfill the science requirements.

Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • SCI 1101 or SCI 1102 or GEOG 1112 or GEOG 1113
    3
  • 3
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

  1. International Affairs majors are encouraged to take GEOG 1112 and GEOG 1113 to fulfill the science requirements.
  2. Required 2001 and 2002 foreign language sequence for major.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • POLS 2280 or ACCT 2100 or ECON 2300
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. International Affairs majors are strongly encouraged to take POLS 2280.
  2. Required 2001 and 2002 foreign language sequence for major.

Year 2 (Hours: 32)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Major Concentration Course. Choose a course from the options available for one of the following international affairs major concentrations: (1) Diplomatic & International Service, (2) International Business, Economics & Policy, (3) Applied Languages, and (4) Applied Global Experience (15 hours required in a single concentration).
    3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • Major Concentration Course. Choose a course from the options available for one of the following international affairs major concentrations: (1) Diplomatic & International Service, (2) International Business, Economics & Policy, (3) Applied Languages, and (4) Applied Global Experience (15 hours required in a single concentration).
    3
  • Major Concentration Course. Choose a course from the options available for one of the following international affairs major concentrations: (1) Diplomatic & International Service, (2) International Business, Economics & Policy, (3) Applied Languages, and (4) Applied Global Experience (15 hours required in a single concentration).
    3
  • Major Concentration Course. Choose a course from the options available for one of the following international affairs major concentrations: (1) Diplomatic & International Service, (2) International Business, Economics & Policy, (3) Applied Languages, and (4) Applied Global Experience (15 hours required in a single concentration).
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Upper Division Major Requirement (3000/4000 level) - 12 hours total are required from among the following courses: HIST 3305, POLS 3350, POLS 4423, POLS 4430, POLS 4436, POLS 4437, and POLS 4438.

Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • Major Concentration Course. Choose a course from the options available for one of the following international affairs major concentrations: (1) Diplomatic & International Service, (2) International Business, Economics & Policy, (3) Applied Languages, and (4) Applied Global Experience (15 hours required in a single concentration).
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 18

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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