International Affairs

Study the complexities of global interdependence

As an International Affairs major, you will gain the tools to explore and understand a variety of complex global situations and environments. The program is an interdisciplinary major, meaning you will obtain a broad range of education in a variety of topics, all related to international affairs. Each course in our curriculum emphasizes the intersection of domestic and international relations. You will explore issues such as:

  • Developmental politics
  • Diplomacy
  • Global conflict
  • International political economy
  • Public health
  • Terrorism

Develop practical skills for your career

Our International Affairs curriculum is designed for driven, passionate students who are committed to changing the world. We help you develop practical, flexible skills that can be used in a number of career paths. You will:

  • Design research projects
  • Evaluate complex cultural and political issues
  • Learn a foreign language
  • Sharpen your verbal and written communication skills
  • Study conflict resolution and diplomacy skills

Learn more about our International Affairs major

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Meet Our Professors

Meet the expert faculty who will guide you through a major or minor in International Affairs.

Not only has Mercer given me an excellent education that will allow for me to succeed professionally, but it has also given me the ability to realize how fortunate I have been and the desire to help those who have not been as fortunate as me.

Jessica Skinner, International Affairs and Political Science, '09