Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs

The International Affairs degree will provide you with a global perspective on the challenges facing the United States and the world today. With this degree, you'll develop an understanding of the impact of cultural backgrounds, international economics, and political dynamics in a global setting. The skills you gain with the international affairs degree will serve as your foundation for a career in government, consulting, policy advocacy, business, communications, or the non-profit sector.

The international affairs degree is integral to the School of Government and International Affairs. It draws upon political science, economics, history, foreign language, geography, and anthropology disciplines.

When you've completed your international affairs degree requirements and select specific courses in either sub-fields, Upper-Division Major Electives, or Related Studies, you can earn the following certificates:

International Law Certificate - Embedded
Intelligence and Homeland Security Certificate - Embedded

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face, Online or Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

International Affairs Degree Pathway
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International Affairs Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Flexible Course Options – The international affairs degree offers flexible options to fit your needs and a busy schedule, including online, face-to-face, and hybrid (combination online and face-to-face) courses.

  • Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training through classroom work. You'll have the opportunity to work in teams and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality solutions.

  • Diverse Career Options – As an international affairs graduate, you will have varied career options that will lead to quicker employment in globally, diverse fields.

What can you do with an International Affairs degree?

Multinational corporations operate in an international environment that depends on the stability of the global system.  As a result, expertise in international relations is highly valued in the business world.
A degree in international affairs offers you vast career opportunities.  Below are some of the jobs you could pursue with an international affairs degree:

  • Cultural Specialist
  • Global Communications
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • International Marketing Consultant
  • News Reporter
  • Nonprofit Program Coordinator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Campaign Staff
  • Political Consultant

International Affairs Salary and Career Information

A career in international affairs offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. You could work in an embassy internationally if you wanted to incorporate travel into your career.  Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in International Affairs from KSU.


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Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

School of Government and International Affairs

Kennesaw State University
School of Government and International Affairs
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 5047
402 Bartow Ave MB#2205
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

Phone: 470-578-6227

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