Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs


This degree requires 120 completed credit hours, and is designed to provide you with:

  • Political Theory
  • Political Principles
  • Government Practices
  • Electives

Bachelor/Juris Doctor 3+3 Program 

This plan is eligible for NAU's 3+3 program offered in conjunction with the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law. This programs allows outstanding students to substitute their final year of undergraduate studies with their first year of law school and earn an undergraduate (BS or BA) and law (JD) degree in six instead of seven years. Please refer to the Bachelor/Juris Doctor 3+3 Program catalog page for more information. 


You must complete 120 units of coursework as outlined below:

  • At least 35 units of liberal studies requirements 
  • At least 54 units of major requirements - 18 core + 16 POS component + 15 elective + 6 language
  • At least 16 units of language requirements - 6 must be 300/400 level
  • Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units 

Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have pre-requisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject.

You must complete Northern Arizona University’s diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses:

  • One in U.S. ethnic diversity
  • One in global diversity awareness

These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. 

Northern Arizona University requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above). 

Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your adviser for details. 

Career possibilities

  • Policy Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Business Executive
  • Foreign Service
  • Global Strategist
  • Educator
  • Lawyer
  • Civil Servant
Find more information on classes and degree requirements.