Western Kentucky University

Political Science - International Affairs Major

International Affairs Major

Program Description

The major in International Affairs requires a minimum of 45 semester hours and leads to a bachelor of arts degree. The International Affairs major is designed to prepare students for success in a global society. It integrates the information, techniques and skills of several disciplines including political science, economics, history, geography, religion and modern languages to study and understand the complexity of the international environment.


The IA major includes courses from many disciplines relevant to a broad understanding of global affairs.  Click here for the course curriculum.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating in international affairs pursue careers in international and public affairs, international business, diplomacy, public service, journalism and international humanitarian work.


Advisor: Dr. Roger Murphy

Location: Grise Hall, Room 300

Phone: 270-745-4558

Fax: 270-745-2945

E-mail Contact:Roger.Murphy@wku.edu

world map and pen

"It may be long before the law of love will be recognised in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another."   Mohandas K. Gandhi
 Last Modified 7/23/13