OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A “C” or better is required in all International Affairs courses counting towards the major, regardless of concentration.
Other GPA requirements to graduate: None.
Contact Information: Michael Lang, Associate Professor of History, 315 Stevens Hall, (207) 581-1964, firstname.lastname@example.org
A degree in International Affairs benefits students as they prepare for their roles as national and global citizens, teaching them the dynamics behind a changing global society and introducing them to ways of enhancing international community. Moreover, the International Affairs Program offers a strong, interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses from departments across the campus and enables students from diverse disciplines to integrate an international perspective into their studies and future careers.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs allows students to choose among several thematic concentrations or an area studies concentration (Canadian Studies). During the first two years, students are encouraged to complete course work to fulfill the general education requirements of the Bachelor of Arts degree and the International Affairs core curriculum. All International Affairs students are strongly encouraged to develop or sharpen their language training early in their program of study in order to fulfill the language requirement in their third or fourth year. The final two years should be focused on the concentration electives. All International Affairs students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Study Abroad Program.
Course overlap: Students may only “double count” two courses (6 credits) to fulfill both IA and program requirements for a second major.
Institutional credit requirement: Institutional credit is defined as all University of Maine (Orono) courses regardless of delivery method (live, on-line, etc.). For the IA major, 18 credits must be completed at the University of Maine as follows: 15 credits in the student’s concentration, along with the capstone requirement. For the IA minor, 9 credits exclusive of the Foreign Language requirement must be completed at the University of Maine.
Core Requirements - 15 hours.
The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences page of the catalog.