B.S. Economics and International Affairs

In this specialized joint degree, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Affairs through a variety of coursework taken in the School of Economics and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. Economics provides a framework for rigorous and systematic analysis of challenges and opportunities framed by International Affairs in the context of globalization and internationally-linked economics. Foundational courses from both disciplines are followed by upper-level coursework that provides specific training in a variety of areas, including international security and diplomacy, economic development, comparative cultures, statistical modeling, and economic policy.  Students majoring in Economics and International Affairs frequently pursue careers in business consulting firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that operation internationally and/or are affected by international events.

Focus Areas

  • Environmental Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Economics
  • International Security

Sample Courses

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Alumni Careers

  • Client Solutions Manager
  • Federal Human Capital Analyst
  • Global Sales Strategy Manager
  • Revenue Management Specialist

This program includes forty semester hours of required coursework and an additional twelve hours of upper-division electives.  Students are encouraged to pursue at least two internships while in the degree program. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to study and intern abroad in programs in Brussels, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, and Costa Rica, among others.  The course catalog has a full list of degree requirements.