College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2013-2014
Department of Politics and International Affairs
International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs?
By focusing on comparative and international issues, you will broaden your understanding of the world today. Courses in Political Science and courses in other fields, such as anthropology, economics, and, history, will provide you breadth and depth of understanding. If you have yet to acquire one, you will also learn a second language, which is crucial in pursuing employment opportunities internationally.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Policy analysis
- Foreign Service
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Global strategist
- Civil servant
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 54 units of major requirements
- At least 16 units of language requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with a POS prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 114|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take the following 48 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:
- Select from: POS 254, POS 335, POS 351, POS 360, POS 361, POS 362, POS 364, POS 366, POS 370, POS 372, POS 374, POS 380, POS 480, POS 482 (You may also use a POS variable-topics course when it has an international or comparative content, with your advisor's approval.) (9 units)
- POS 301W (3 units)
- POS 421C (3 units)
Select from the following courses, with no more than 6 units in any one prefix (15 units):
- AIS 290, AIS 304, AIS 404
- ANT 302, ANT 303, ANT 377, ANT 404
- ARH 143, ARH 145, ARH 269, ARH 270, ARH 370, ARH 380
- CCJ 301, CCJ 315, CCJ 385, CCJ 395, CCJ 475C
- CST 323
- ECO 284, ECO 285, ECO 324, ECO 473, ECO 486
- ES 191, ES 300
- FOR 255, FOR 415
- GSP 240, GSP 241, GSP 348
- HIS 221, HIS 230, HIS 231, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 280, HIS 281, HIS 312, HIS 314, HIS 325, HIS 326, HIS 332, HIS 340, HIS 341, HIS 343, HIS 344, HIS 350, HIS 351, HIS 360, HIS 366, HIS 372, HIS 375, HIS 376, HIS 379, HIS 380, HIS 382, HIS 400, HIS 402, HIS 451, HIS 467, HIS 480, HIS 481, HIS 483, HIS 484
- HUM 261, HUM 281, HUM 353, HUM 362, HUM 373, HUM 381, HUM 382
- PHI 105, PHI 150
- PSY 280
- REL 150, REL 201, REL 206, REL 311, REL 331, REL 332, REL 341, REL 351, REL 352, REL 391
- SOC 319, SOC 415, SOC 444
- SPA 406
- WGS 191, WGS 260, WGS 360
Foreign Language Requirement
You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to four terms of university coursework in the same language. You may satisfy this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking CLEP exams.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
If you take individualized study coursework (up to 6 units in POS 408, POS 466, POS 485 and POS 497), you must obtain prior written approval from your faculty advisor. You may only use individualized study coursework with a course prefix other than POS in exceptional circumstances, with your advisor's prior approval; any such coursework counts toward the 6-unit maximum for individualized study coursework. If you take more than 6 units of individualized study coursework, they will count in general elective credit.
Finally be aware that we won't count a grade of "D" for major credit.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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