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Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs

Registration for spring 2017 courses will start on 11/7/16. Check back here in late October for advising information. 

The major in international affairs provides an interdisciplinary understanding of foreign cultures and societies, the dynamics of world politics, and other nations' world views and their consequent actions. The international affairs major combines interdisciplinary, intercultural and multilingual education that prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in the international sphere. It offers students a choice between two concentrations: international relations and comparative study. The courses for these concentrations stem from a broad variety of traditional liberal studies disciplines. The major also allows students to incorporate a minor in Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Communities and Migrations, or Russian Studies. It facilitates (but does not require) participation in Study Abroad programs. Because of limited course offerings, certain specializations may require language training from another university. International affairs is a 50-credit hour major, with a 32 credit common core and 18 credits of concentration study.

Please direct questions about the international affairs major to Dr. John Hulsey, Miller Hall 2165, (540) 568-7854, hulseyjw@jmu.edu.