International Affairs Major


As the countries of the world have become more economically, socially and politically interdependent, governments and businesses have increased the demand for people with the skills and knowledge to cross cultural boundaries.

Add muscle to your major.

With a double major or minor in a foreign language, you can increase your marketability, whether it's for employment or graduate school.

An all-in-one major.

Marquette's interdisciplinary major in international affairs combines the strengths of the university's departments of Political Science and Economics, along with course work in history, philosophy, theology and anthropology to give you the knowledge and skills required to cross borders and work with diverse cultures.

Broaden your expertise.

The international affairs major allows you to choose among many subfield specializations: area studies (Asian, European, Latin American or Third World); cross-cultural studies (foreign language courses in civilization and culture); international communication; international economic relations; international political-military relations or peace studies.

Stay ahead of the curve.

Learn not only from our distinguished faculty, but also from visiting international scholars who will keep you on top of international affairs as they share their own research, experiences and insights with you in the classroom.

Get the world view.

Spend a semester or a summer studying in another country.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Politics
  • Growth of Western Civilization I or II
  • Latin American, African or East Asian History
  • World Conflict and Security
  • International Economic Issues
  • International Law

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in international affairs, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.