Political Science
International Affairs Specialization

Are you interested in working or studying abroad? Does the idea of working as a Foreign Service Officer or working for an intelligence agency sound exciting? If so, the Political Science International Affairs specialization might be for you. Students who select this specialization will study diplomacy, international affairs, and world events from an academic perspective. Developing insight into the workings of the United Nations or examining international terrorism are just two examples of the knowledge international affairs students will gain.  

The specialization focuses on developing broad skillsets, enhancing critical thinking, and providing exposure to the social sciences and international systems. Students have access to local and national internships, as well as the opportunity to assist with faculty research. The specialization also provides the flexibility to pursue other interests in political science, other fields, and even study abroad. 

If you are interested in declaring an international affairs specialization or wish to receive additional information, please contact Dr. Kal Demerew for assistance. 

Graduate School

Are you interested in grad school? These are some of the places recent graduates have been admitted to study international affairs: 

  • Texas Tech University
  • Howard University 
  • University of Denver, Josef Korbel School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • American University 
Texas A&M Pipeline
Interested in attending graduate school at Texas A&M? We offer a pipeline program in conjunction with the TAMU Bush School of Government and Public Service. 
Career Opportunities

Potential Employment Opportunities:

  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Government Employment
  • Teaching and Education
  • Researcher 
Are you interested in an international affairs career but not sure where to begin? Internships offer a great opportunity to explore various fields. Political Science has placed a number of students in government agencies and non-profit organizations in recent years. 
Political Science Minor

Are you interested in foreign affairs or international relations but feel like the Political Science major is not right for you? We also offer a minor.