Major Program Information
Dr. Michele Crumley, Director
The International Affairs major is a study of the behavior of states, international organizations, and domestic political actors within the international community. The International Affairs curriculum is designed to provide a basis for analyzing international issues such as international cooperation and conflict, the global political economy, U.S. foreign policy, world cultures, global health and environmental concerns, and international law and organization. The International Affairs major provides excellent preparation for law school and/or graduate school, and majoring in International Affairs can lead to employment in many sectors of the economy. Potential positions of employment include policy analyst, social science teacher, foreign correspondent, consultant, legislative aide, intelligence officer, Foreign Service Officer, non-governmental organization researcher or manager, Peace Corps Officer, and United Nations staff member.
The total number of credits required for graduation in the International Affairs major is 120. A minor field of study, of 18-27 credit hours, is required. The International Affairs major requires the university-wide standard of a minimum of 2.0 GPA. Double counting of credits for the International Affairs major and for another major or minor is limited and must have the approval of the Coordinator of the International Affairs major or the Chair of the Political Science Department.
Students with 0-59 earned credit hours:
Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website (http://www.etsu.edu/cas/case/) or call (423) 439-5602.
Students with 60 or more earned credit hours:
Contact Dr. Michelle Crumley [email@example.com; (423) 439-6629] for advising.
Transfer students majoring in political science should contact the chair of the department for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.
Transfer students should note that the Political Science major requires that at least 15 of the 36 credit hours required must be completed at East Tennessee State University.
For further information about the International Affairs major, contact Dr. Michele Crumley, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-439-6629. The main office of the Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration may be reached at 423-439-4217.
General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours
Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.