Minor in International Affairs

The School offers a Minor in International Affairs and Minor in Global Development. These programs are designed for students who want a concentration outside their major that provides a greater depth of study than a certificate program.

The minor program offers specialized instruction in the globalization of politics, economics, and the increasing interdependence of states, and is especially useful for students preparing for graduate school or careers in internationally oriented fields. The minor provides instruction in fundamental skills for students to acquire significant knowledge to understand world politics and international affairs.

Program of Study

Required Courses
INTA 1110Introduction to International Relations3
Select one course at the 2000-level (not INTA 2010).3
Electives
Select elective INTA courses to fulfill 18 credit hour requirement. 112
Total Credit Hours18
1

Numbered 3000 or above.

  • All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and a C or better must be received in each course.
  • A student may seek permission from the School to allow 3 credit hours of upper-division, non-INTA coursework to count toward the completion of the minor if that coursework is clearly relevant to International Affairs.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines