The International Affairs Program at Northeastern University offers a dynamic and meaningful undergraduate experience. International Affairs is an interdisciplinary major, and the program is designed (1) to prepare today's students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive and to lead in this global marketplace -- a marketplace not simply of products and services, but also of ideas, identities, and values; and (2) to promote global citizenship and social responsibility among all members of the international community.
Students who major in International Affairs focus on topics that are both historical and current in order to gain perspective on the forces that shape the events around us. Required courses for the major draw on various departments (history, political science, economics, anthropology, and international affairs), and students select regional analysis and global dynamics electives from courses offered throughout the university to complete their major.
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.