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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Affairs, BA

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Bachelor of Arts Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
School  of Government and International Affairs
(470) 578-6227

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.  All IA Majors are required to take the International Affairs Exit Exam immediately before they petition to graduate.

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.  

Lower Division Career Program (3 Credit Hours)

Related Studies (15 Credit Hours)

Upper-division studies beyond the major requirements and upper division major electives. Students are encouraged to complete a minor and/or certificate (these credits may count toward both Related Studies and the minor/certificate). Notes: 1) Students may substitute upper-division courses from other disciplines with adviser approval. 2) Students may apply upper-division internship credit to Related Studies 3) 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 PSIA department chair prior to departure. Students should be mindful of the 39 credit hour university requirement for upper-division courses when making courses selections. Students should take 15 credit hours of Related Studies. Students may choose from any of the following courses:

  • Any ANTH 3000 - 4000 level course Any ASIA 3000 - 4000 level course Any CJ 3000 - 400 level course Any ECON 3000 - 4000 level course Any EURO 3000 - 4000 level course Any FL 3000 - 4000 level course Any GEOG 3000 - 4000 level course Any HIST 3000 - 4000 level course Any MGT 3000 - 4000 level course Any MKTG 3000 - 4000 level course Any PAX 3000 - 4000 level course Any POLS 3000 - 4000 level course which is not found in Upper-Division Major Requirements or Upper Division Major Electives Any PSYC 3000 - 4000 level course Any SOCI 3000 - 4000 level course

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

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