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Academic Program Guide

International Affairs

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2022 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The International Affairs major requires 39 hours from the recommended list of courses with a “C minus“ or better in each course. A minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 hours need to be completed from one department and 18 hours must be at the 3000/4000-level. Courses used for the major cannot double-count in Liberal Studies. Proficiency in a modern Foreign Language up to the intermediate level is required.

Mapping Coordinator: COSS Acad Affairs Off. 101 BEL

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Mathematics3
GE History3
CGS2060 Computer Fluency 3
International Affairs Course3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Natural Science3
International Affairs Course3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
Foreign Language I4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Core Social Science3
International Affairs Course/Alt. Dept. Course3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Computer Literacy course ( ≥ C minus )
Oral Communication Competency; SPC1017, SPC2608 (strongly recommended)
Start Foreign Language course (strongly recommended)
Term 4 hrs
International Affairs Course/Alt. Dept. Course3
Foreign Language II4
GE Social Science3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Milestones 4
Complete 3 hours of International Affairs courses, outside of General Education
Complete General Education requirements
Term 5 hrs
Foreign Language III4
INS3003 Introduction to International Affairs 3
International Affairs Course3
Oral Communication Competency (SPC1017, SPC2608)3
Milestones 5
Complete 9 hours of International Affairs courses, outside of General Education
Civic Literacy requirement
Complete Foreign Language requirement
Term 6 hrs
International Affairs Course3
International Affairs Course3
International Affairs Course3
Milestones 6
Complete 21 hours of International Affairs courses, including INS 3003
Term 7 hrs
International Affairs Course3
International Affairs Course3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 7
Complete 33 hours of International Affairs courses
Complete concentration area and declare at
Term 8 hrs
International Affairs Course3
International Affairs Course3
Milestones 8
Complete 39 hours of International Affairs courses
Apply for graduation at Registrar in 1st 2 weeks of semester
Overall GPA 2.00 or higher

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Affairs Analyst, Foreign Service Specialist, Research & Education Assistant, Intelligence Analyst, Political Risk Analyst, Teacher, Journalist

Representative Employers: U.S. Government (including the State Department, Defense Department, Defense Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, International Communications Agency), State Government, Multinational Corporations, Educational Institutions, Non-profit Organizations

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

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