The Keough School undergraduate major in global affairs is an interdisciplinary and integrated study of contemporary global issues, grounded in a human-centered approach. This approach demands that future policymakers consider first those affected the most by the world’s daunting challenges.
When you major in global affairs, the Keough School becomes your primary academic home. You’ll immerse yourself in multidisciplinary, cutting-edge research and scholarship that is relevant to policy and practice. This means that when you graduate, you’ll be equipped to navigate, work, and create positive change in our interconnected, multicultural world.
The Keough School requirements (13-30 credits) apply to students whose primary major is in the Keough School. If your primary major is in a different college or school, please follow your college or school requirements.
First year students are required to meet with Kasey Swanke to declare the major. Students in their second year or above must meet with Denise Ayo and discuss eligibility requirements prior to declaring.
Students currently enrolled in the Supplementary Major may finish the program. More information here.
You will work with a Keough School advisor to plan and complete these two cross-cultural requirements.
Many courses in the global affairs major can also fulfill university and college requirements.
Contact the Keough School Academic Advisor for further guidance and information.
Undergraduates with a major in global affairs find jobs in both the public and private sector, in embassies or international organizations like the United Nations, and in the United States or abroad. A global affairs career can enable you to:
You can also explore the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs’ International Careers Guide: