Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs

The Bachelor of Arts in international affairs is offered through the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts. It is an interdisciplinary major for students at the University of Nevada, Reno that allows them to explore topics ranging from international environmental studies to international political economy and more.

The program is intense, promotes a liberal arts perspective on undergraduate education and prepares its graduates for advanced education and professional careers in an increasingly interdependent world. The program also serves as a central contact for activities related to international relations in the Northern Nevada community.

Areas of emphasis

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
  • Diplomacy, law and organization
  • International environmental studies
  • International political economy


The Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno also offers a minor in Asian Studies as well as in Latin American Studies. Both minors incorporate language coursework and the study of historical and political complexities of those regions.

Why study international affairs at the University of Nevada, Reno?

The international affairs program provides opportunities for you to explore diverse course options throughout the University and develop an area of expertise relating to your interests. You can take advantage of the diverse course offerings within the College of Liberal Arts as well as in other colleges at the University. International affairs students interested in environmental studies, geography, business, journalism, literature, economics or regional studies, to name a few, are encouraged to incorporate relevant coursework in these areas into their degree plans.

The flexibility built into the interdisciplinary international affairs program assists students in preparing themselves for advanced educational opportunities and professional careers in an increasingly interdependent world.

Internships/career opportunities

Our internship programs enable students to augment coursework with real-life experience. International affairs internships offer students the opportunity to explore potential careers in the field, network, apply coursework, build their résumé and receive academic credit. Internship opportunities are available at the local, state, national and international levels in various public, non-profit and private organizations. Check out our Internships pages for more information.

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