International Affairs - BA

The Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs (INTA) is an interdisciplinary degree that provides a background in social science disciplines and regional studies along with a rigorous foreign language requirement and mandatory international experience. The degree program allows students to develop career legible tools necessary to succeed in an increasingly globalized world. Students in INTA will develop analytical and extensive writing skills. Students will be qualified to pursue a range of professions including positions in the federal government, in the private sector with firms dealing with the international economy, and in the state and local governments that interface globally. 

Principle Objectives

  1. Analyze international political, economic, and social issues; 
  2. Recognize varying approaches to argumentation, what counts as viable data, and how it is gathered and presented; 
  3. Write clearly and present their findings convincingly; 
  4. Become proficient in a language other than English; 
  5. Successfully navigate terrain, both literally and figuratively, that is foreign to them, through successful completion of an international experience


The degree plan consists of a combination of INTA core courses, directed electives tailored for each focus area, foreign language courses, and at least one long semester or 10-week summer international experience with an emphasis on cultural and linguistic immersion.