Our program emphasizes the interconnectedness of global, regional, national and local spheres of power and authority within which individuals and groups mediate essential moral and material needs.
Attention focuses on global inclusion, that is, how transnational social processes differentially impact human communities as a result of history, culture, gender, ethnicity, race, class, geography, ecology, demographics, health, technology, and education. Essential to global inclusion are the institutions of governance that affect human sovereignty, allocate resources, and define the public good. The International Affairs Program promotes a long view of history as the most effective means by which students can be trained to tackle the crucial issues facing humanity in the 21st century.
International Affairs Program Graduates Will:
- Increase the cadre of high achieving students prone to leadership in International Affairs or related fields.
- Act as well-rounded individuals who exhibit an eclectic vision, open-mindedness and a capacity to see all sides of issues in international affairs.
- Apply theories and concepts in analyzing, interpreting, comprehending and assisting in problem solving in international affairs.
- Obtain employment in multilateral and international institutions where they will be equipped to contribute to the shaping of international public policy in an increasingly complex world.
- Apply enhanced competency skills to their understanding of international issues. Invoke cultural sensitivity in international work and possess commitment to service in domestic and global communities.
- Show proficiency in languages, understand in-depth and possess the ability to function in diverse cultures.
- Pass the Foreign Service Examination and meet GRE score requirements or equivalent to enter competitive graduate or professional schools.