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Xavier Minor in International Affairs

Minor in International Affairs

The minor in International Affairs prepares students for careers in the international arena. This program of study specifically prepares students for:

  • Careers in government service, particularly the Foreign Service of the United States, the Department of State, or any of the various federal agencies, which function in the international arena.
  • Careers in international business in the private sector.
  • Careers in the international civil service, serving with intergovernmental organizations, such as the United Nations, as well as with private international nongovernmental organizations.

The Minor in International Affairs requires 18 hours in the following courses:

  • PSCI 2040, International Relations
  • PSCI 2060, International Law and Politics
  • PSCI 3040, International Organization
  • PSCI 3640, American Foreign Policy
  • PSCI 4100, International Political Economy
  • PSCI 4640, Politics of Developing Nations

Of these, PSCI 2040, PSCI 4100 and PSCI 4640 are required.

The remaining nine hours may be taken as electives from the courses listed above as well as from the other international courses offered in the department, namely PSCI 3240, 4050, and 4953/4956.

Further, it is recommended that students pursuing a Minor in International Affairs also take a course in Economics, twelve (12) credit hours in a foreign language, and participate in a Study Abroad program for at least one semester.

For more information, please contact:

Department of Political Science
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive, P.O. Box 147
New Orleans, LA 7012

Dr. Pamela Waldron-Moore
Department Chair

Xavier University of Louisiana Center for Intercultural and International Programs