BA - International Affairs

  • The program of study in International Affairs leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The degree plays an integral role in the School of Government and International Affairs. In this interdisciplinary major, the student must complete four required upper division major courses followed by six courses of upper division major electives. This is followed by five classes of interdisciplinary Related Studies. It is within this area that we encourage students to complete a certificate or minor or to participate in a coop/internship program or study abroad. This degree prepares graduates for careers in business, nonprofit organizations, law, or government service. 

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2 recommended STAT 1401
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    Total: 12

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • General Education Core Curriuclum Area D1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • FL 1002 or POLS 2401
      3
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 28)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • FL 2001 or DATA 1501
      3
    Total: 17

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 2240 Intro to Comparative Politics
      3
    • POLS 2250 Intro to Int'l Relations
      3
    • POLS 2285 Research Design in IA
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • FL 2002 or POLS 2280
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 32)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 2238 Intro to Intl Pol Econ
      3
    • Upper-Division Major Course (1 of 4)
      3
    • Upper-Division Major Course (2 of 4)
      3
    • Upper-Division Major Course (3 of 4)
      3
    • Upper-Division Regional & Thematic Requirement (1 of 7)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 2230 Careers in Intl Affairs
      3
    • Upper-Division Major Course (4 of 4)
      3
    • Upper-Division Regional & Thematic Requirement (2 of 7)
      3
    • Upper-Division Regional & Thematic Requirement (3 of 7)
      3
    • Upper-Division Regional & Thematic Requirement (4 of 7)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • Upper-Division Regional & Thematic Requirement (5 of 7)
      3
    • Upper-Division Regional & Thematic Requirement (6 of 7)
      3
    • Related Studies Course (1 of 4)
      3
    • Related Studies Course (2 of 4)
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • Upper-Division Regional & Thematic Requirement (7 of 7)
      3
    • Related Studies Course (3 of 4)
      3
    • Related Studies Course (4 of 4)
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 3)
      3
    • Free Elective (3 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

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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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