Are you interested in current events from around the world? Are you baffled by North Korea? Do you want to understand what is happening in China? Are you fascinated by Russia? Do you long to visit Europe? Are you captivated with different languages and cultures? Are you ready to become A Global Citizen? The international affairs and diplomacy major is your ticket to the world. The program draws from various disciplines such as political science, history, economics and foreign languages, to help you explore the relationships between different peoples and countries across the globe.
While you are completing the international affairs and diplomacy major requirements, you will discover how different nations and cultures have been developed, learn about the art of diplomacy, discover how globalization is changing international trade, and how foreign policy decisions are made. The interdisciplinary nature of the major allows you to customize your learning experience to fit your interests, so you can explore international relations from a variety of political, historical, and economic perspectives.
International Affairs and Diplomacy Quick Facts
The International Affairs and Diplomacy degree requires a total of 48 credit hours, along with the 32 credit hours required to fulfill the Integrative Core. Majors can concentrate on international relations, comparative politics or area studies, and will explore international affairs from political, historical, and economic perspectives. They will also examine the interactions between domestic and international affairs of nations, preparing them for career success in a variety of fields. Hands-on learning opportunities will also allow you to apply the skills you learned in the classroom to the real world. These experiences include:
- Attending both local and national conferences and seminars in the field of international affairs.
- Opportunities to participate in travel seminars with faculty and students and study abroad which allows students to meet with international investors and business executives from around the world.
- Internships with various government agencies, local attorneys and judges, interest groups, and The Washington Center Program (assignments in the Washington, D.C. area).
- Participation in Mount Union’s Model United Nations, a student-lead organization that aims to promote a better understanding of and provide for an active simulation of the United Nations as well as have students actively participate in Model UN conferences and tournaments.