May 13, 2021
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.
This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions section of the Catalog.
Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog. In additioanl, all IA Majors are required to take the International Affairs Exit Exam immediately before they petition to graduate.
Program of Study
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)
FL 1002, FL 2001, and FL 2002 must all be taken in the same foreign language
Lower Division Career Program (6 Credit Hours)
Upper Division Major Requirements (33 Credit Hours)
Upper Division Major Core (12 Credit Hours)
Students must complete four courses from the following list:
Upper Division Regional and Thematic Requirements (21 Credit Hours)
Students must take seven courses (21 credit hours) from the following list. An International Affairs Major who takes POLS 4490 should seek adviser approval prior to enrolling.
Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)
Students are encouraged to complete a minor and/or certificate (these credits may count toward both Related Studies and the minor/certificate). Students are also encouraged to pursue internships in order to gain career experience within the field of International Affairs. Students should work closely with their academic adviser and the SGIA internship coordinator in order to receive academic credit for their internships.
Notes: 1) Students may substitute upper-division courses from other disciplines with adviser approval,
2) Student may also complete an “Applied Global Experience” of ten weeks or more in order to receive 15 credit hours in this category. Full-time status will be based upon the criteria set by host institution. Courses must be pre-approved by your International Affairs adviser and by the SGIA school director prior to departure. Students may choose from any of the following courses:
Any 3000 - 4000 level course with the Prefix: ANTH, ASIA, BLAW, CRJU, ECON, EURO, FL (all Foreign Languages), GEOG, HIST, MGT, MKTG, PAX, POLS, PSYC, SOCI 3000 - 4000 and
Free Electives (9 Credit Hours)
Any courses in the university curriculum.
Program Total (120 Credit Hours)
Upon completion of the degree requirements and selection of specific courses in either sub-fields, Upper-Division Major Electives, or Related Studies students may earn the following certificates. Students, please consult with your academic advisor regarding declaration of a certificate.