BA in International Affairs

Northern Arizona University

Program Description

BA in International Affairs

Northern Arizona University

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.

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-governmental agency worker
  • International 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

University Requirements

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.

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
4 years
Full time
USA - Flagstaff, Arizona
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