Students who major in International Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities focus on topics that are both historical and current in order to gain perspective on the forces that shape the events around us. Students will complete six required courses and six elective courses to be selected from courses in the International Affairs program's categories of Regional Analysis (three courses) and Global Dynamics (three courses)*.
In addition to required and elective course work, foreign language proficiency (through Intermediate II) is required*, and higher levels are strongly recommended. Students also are required to complete an international experience. Students may fulfill this requirement by completing two approved "Dialogue of Civilizations" programs, a semester study abroad program, an international co-op, or another approved international experience.
*valid for students entering fall 2012 or later
Degree RequirementsPlease select from the links below to learn about the program options for International Affairs students. Here you will find details about degree requirements for our major, combined majors, and minors. Be advised, these links connect to the 2013-2014 academic catalog. Students should be sure to check the appropriate catalog year for their specific requirements in combination with their their Degree Audit.
Note that students may not create their own combined major with International Affairs and another program.
Current students can utilize their degree audit (available through myNEU) to track their requirements and progress in the curriculum.
Course Descriptions and SchedulesVisit the Registrar's webpage to access the most current schedule of classes and course descriptions.
myNEUConnecting to myNEU provides access to Northeastern University's online community and portal, allowing you to view your unofficial transcript, degree audit, and learn more about the university.
BlackboardBlackboard is a web-based software application that integrates online course materials with online communication tools. Many professors use this tool to distribute course material to students.
Co-OpSelecting this link will provided you with Co-Op information specific to the International Affairs major, such as a listing of your co-op advisors, sites where former students have completed co-op assignments, and descriptions of the co-op experience by International Affairs majors.