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Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs

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. A liberal arts program (B.A. degree), the international affairs major combines interdisciplinary, intercultural and multilingual education. 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 Studies 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 declaring the international affairs major to Prof. Elaine Chisek, Miller Hall 2163, (540) 568-3767,