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International Affairs, Bachelor

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Essex, MD, United States
By taking this International Affairs program from Gordon College you’ll gain a big-picture understanding, learn to convert ideas to action, and begin to think in concrete ways about how you can effect change locally and globally.   
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Do you want to impact the world for good but don’t know how? Do you have questions about social change, poverty, conflict and public justice? International affairs students work to understand the major factors, institutions and economic forces that undergird how things happen in the world.

Why study the International Affairs program from Gordon College?

International affairs combines political science, economics and language training, so you can be fully prepared to enter the field or graduate school immediately after college. As a Christian liberal arts institution, Gordon places heavy emphasis on how your faith effects and informs your pursuit of justice. Here, you’ll explore why Christians should care about the world, consider how to apply your faith to processes and institutions in the international arena, and discern how to engage the world in practical ways.

What careers can I pursue with an international affairs major?

Many international affairs majors go on to graduate school in public health, diplomacy and law. You will be prepared for jobs in a variety of international fields—from nonprofit work in developing countries to foreign service for the State Department—including: 

  • International development officer
  • Lawyer
  • Foreign service officer
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Agricultural economist
  • Think tank analyst
  • Public health official
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • International business manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • American Foreign Policy

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
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  • National

    38650 USD/year
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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