International Affairs (IA) majors at Eastern pursue a course of study in world politics that includes classes in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, History, Environmental Politics, Regional Studies, Languages, and other fields.
IA majors may focus on a range of issues including international security, international trade and finance, political and economic development, human rights and humanitarian policy, democratization, climate change, global health as well as the politics, history, and cultures of other countries and world regions. All IA majors are encouraged to spend at least one quarter studying abroad and become familiar with a foreign language.
The IA major prepares students for going into a wide array of graduate studies. Given the broad, interdisciplinary field of International Affairs, Top Graduate Schools consider the major an excellent field for going into Doctoral and Master’s programs, including specialization in law, business, economics, political science, journalism, as well as the fields of diplomacy, humanitarian, military, intelligence, security, and foreign affairs.