In pursuing a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Global Affairs students will study and answer important questions related to international politics, international power, global policies, international law and international economics.
Students interested in international relations, international development, human rights, international conflict, international law, international political economy and international organizations are well-suited for a BA in Global Affairs. This new degree will help students prepare for a career working with non-governmental organizations, international organizations, government service, graduate school or law, among other fields. Within the degree, students may take courses from the Political Science, Economics, Communication and Sociology departments. The degree also allows students flexibility in designing a curriculum to meet individual needs.
A BA in Global Affairs is an excellent complement to other BA degrees including Political Science, Economics, Language, History, Sociology and Communication among others.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge of:
Four departments including Political Science, Sociology, Communication and Economics contribute classes to the degree. The learning environment is typical of most social sciences degrees with courses including lecture, discussion and occasionally simulation and debate components. Students are provided with the tools to gain knowledge and develop an analytical tool-set in a classroom environment. Some components of the learning experience may be completed online.
Total Required Credit Hours: 36
This program will serve undergraduate students who would like to achieve competency in analytical techniques and knowledge of global affairs across many different dimensions. The analytical tools obtained in a Social Sciences degree paired with an understanding and knowledge of Political, Economic, Sociological and Communication Global issues are in high demand for careers in private enterprise, non-profits, and local, state and federal government positions. The degree should prepare students to immediately join the workforce and/or to establish a strong foundation for post-graduate education.