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B.A. in International Affairs

John Cabot University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
24,900 USD
Spring 2021

24,900 USD
Summer 2021

24,900 USD
Fall 2021

Program description

B.A. in International Affairs

The Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs at John Cabot University provides students with an opportunity to understand contemporary global problems and issues.

The program focuses on the institutions and the processes by which international affairs are conducted and on the forces which influence global policy-making. The emphasis is not only upon those factors which cause international conflict, but also upon the instruments of peace.

Study International Affairs in Rome

JCU's curriculum in International Affairs has traditional strengths in global justice, public policy, European institutions, religion and politics, peace and conflict resolution studies, human rights and global political theory.

Reflecting its home in Rome, the curriculum is inserted in a unique international and multicultural context with special exposure to a thick hub of international institutions, organizations and diplomats, all propelled forward by a city that boasts to be the capital of both a political state (Italy) and a transnational religious faith (the Catholic Church), in addition, of course, to its immense, unparalleled political and cultural historical legacy.

Admission requirements

Please visit the university website for more information about admission requirements.

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Program content

Core Curriculum

  • World Politics
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • International Organizations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Nineteenth-Century Europe and the World
  • Twentieth-Century Europe and the World
  • Statistics I
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Public International Law
  • International Affairs Senior Seminar

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents & Canadian citizens (10-17 credit hours): $24,900 US per year
  • Citizens of countries other than the U.S. or Canada (10-17 credit hours): €18,000 per year


Learning Outcomes of the B.A. in International Affairs

  • Develop critical thinking, analytical tools and social science methods to break down and grasp complex global or international problems in their historical, economic and political dimensions, and develop problem-solving capacities by applying analytical skills to contemporary issues of global politics.
  • Understand and work with quantitative and qualitative data; apply basic statistical skills and quantitative and qualitative methods in academic and professional contexts, demonstrate proficiency in a second language equivalent to two years of university language instruction.
  • Demonstrate competency in information literacy, i.e. work with multiple databases, locate sources and references, and regularly distinguish and read academically informed news sources, academic journals and diverse digital media in order to conduct independent research on current global issues.
  • Learn to write research and policies papers according to the standards of excellence in the field of international affairs and effectively present problems and independent research on international politics and economics in concise, engaging and lively presentations in diverse academic, professional and multicultural contexts.
  • Become ethically informed leader capable of crafting sound and humane policies, and awareness of professional standards and ethics.

Career opportunities

This degree program will be of value to anyone planning a professional career with an international dimension. It prepares students for future work or graduate study in:

  • International Institutions
  • Global Development Organizations
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Service
  • Transnational Financial, Business and Law Firms and Corporations
  • Global Service and Advocacy

About this institute

John Cabot University

At John Cabot University, Rome is your campus. JCU combines the best qualities of an American liberal arts college with the history and cultural heritage of the Eternal City. With its world-class faculty and students hailing from over 80 countries,...

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Why study at John Cabot University

Located in the heart of the Eternal City, John Cabot University is a unique place. It combines the best qualities of American liberal arts education, with the history and rich cultural heritage of Rome, a city that is at the same time one of the cradles of western civilization and a vibrant center of international life.


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Carolina T.
Excellent faculty and syllabi. JCU offers incredible opportunities inside and outside the classrooms to deepen your knowledge. A very diverse student body also helps you to get a better sense
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