Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Politics and International Affairs

International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts


Academic Information

The bachelor's degree in International Affairs presents a global viewpoint of international public policy and the governments at work around the world. In-depth and timely coursework will introduce interconnections, synergies, and conflicts between countries, political movements, multinational corporations, and non-governmental agencies. Students may study the regions of the world that most interest them along with gaining a firm foundation in comparative politics.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Politics and International Affairs

International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs?

Having a grasp of the interdependence of the nations of the world is vital for diplomatic relations, international business, and making decisions affecting the future of the nation. If your view of the world tends to be a global one, then the degree will provide the tools to accomplish your goals.

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
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Foreign service
  • Non-govenmental agency worker
  • Interntational market researcher
  • Intelligence agent
  • Human rights advocate

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Global strategist
  • Lawyer
  • Civil servant
  • Political consultant
  • Legal investigator
  • University faculty
  • Lobbyist/organizer

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Politics and International Affairs

International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Politics and International Affairs

International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

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
Major GPA C
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Foreign Language Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Affairs provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand and participate in the political systems of the world.  This degree has an interdisciplinary global focus that will prepare students to take meaningful roles in our increasingly interconnected world.

This degree builds a strong foundation in the basic knowledge of the international political system, and enables them to use key concepts and analytical approaches from U.S. Government and Politics, Comparative Politics and International relations.  This degree grounds students in a wide range of factors shaping the international system and international politics, including history, religion, culture, and language.

Building upon this fundamental knowledge, our curriculum ensures that students can define, design, and implement effective research projects in international political science.  In addition, they will be able to make clear and effective presentations of their work in writing and in public presentations.  Students will also leave this program ready to understand, and be able to meet, the expectations of professionalism and citizenship.  Students will also leave with an ability speak, read, and write in a second language.  They will develop a broad perspective on the experiences and realities of the entire international system.

Our goal is to train students to be active, engaged, and informed participants in the global system who cannot only understand the world around them but also shape and influence it.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Politics and International Affairs

International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts


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Major Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Politics and International Affairs

International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts


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