B.A. in International Affairs

General

Program Description

The International Affairs major program integrates a strong foundation in political science and economics with interdisciplinary electives and foreign language study.

Students are required to gain intercultural competency via an approved study abroad program or international field experience. International Affairs majors are encouraged to participate in applied service-learning, internship, and research experiences that are multicultural or international in scope. Students pursuing the International Affairs major may be interested in careers and graduate study in fields such as international affairs, international relations, comparative politics, public policy, diplomacy, global environmental policy, human rights, international law and organization, international business, international political economy, international development, peace and conflict resolution, international service, and international humanitarian relief.

Course Requirements for the Major:

Core classes (24 credits):

  • COMPARATIVE POLITICS
  • INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  • LIBERALISM, CONSERVATISM, AND SOCIALISM
  • PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS
  • CONTEMPORARY U.S. HISTORY, 1941-PRESENT
  • INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
  • INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
  • POVERTY AND SOCIETY

Research Methods (3 or 4 credits):

  • CAPSTONE 1: RESEARCH METHODS (PS) (3 credits) OR
  • STATISTICAL METHODS (4 credits)

Capstone Course (3 credits):

  • CAPSTONE 2: POLITICAL SCIENCE OR
  • CAPSTONE: ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
Last updated Mar 2019

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Pitt-Bradford is for students who want to earn a world-renowned degree in a personalized, supportive and friendly. You can choose from more than 40 majors and 50 minors, concentrations and pre-professional programs. You'll study on our 317-acre campus, which is nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Being that close to nature means you will have unique opportunities to study both in the classroom and beyond. Read less