International Affairs


The Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs can be challenging, stimulating and practical. With that in mind, the International Affairs Program at EWU offers a bachelor’s degree aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the complexities defining today’s global challenges, opportunities, and crises. With a broad curriculum and flexible design, the program allows our students to simultaneously develop their intellectual capacity for envisioning a better world while advancing their career goals.

Housed in the Political Science Department, the program offers a cutting-edge curriculum with a strong emphasis on three concentrations: Global Security Processes, Global Economic Processes, and Global Public Policies. These concentrations provide an exciting and challenging mix of theoretical and practical experiences that help train our students to develop their analytical, writing, communication, and research skills necessary for a wide range of roles in almost every sector of the employment market. As the most affordable International Affairs Program in the Pacific Northwest, the EWU International Affairs Program has a successful record of preparing its graduates for a career in public services, research institutes, international organizations, law offices, government agencies, NGOs, communication, policy development circles, political institutes, and academia (among others). For more information, please contact the director of the program.

Why Study International Affairs at Eastern?

We are dedicated to academic excellence and student success.

Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Exposure to Other Cultures

You'll learn about how different cultures interact and study global relations.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

Learn a Foreign Language

Choose from a variety of languages including Spanish, French, German, Chinese and more.

Conduct and Present Research

Get hands-on experience as you conduct and present your own research to others.

International Affairs Community

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Student Club

The International Affairs Community (IAC) is a student organization that sponsors events focused on five overlapping themes: poverty, inequality, racism, militarism, and environmental crisis at local, national, and international levels. Events include inviting field experts, holding panel discussions, conducting debates on current issues, and community outreach programs. We encourage all students and community members to participate!

For general questions and information, please contact Majid Sharifi at 509.359.2415 or

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Careers in International Affairs

The International Affairs degrees prepare students for a wide variety of jobs including:

Foreign Service

Government Agencies

United Nations

Private Sector

International Business