Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Affairs

In partnership with the School of Economics, the Sam Nunn School offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and International Affairs. Students in this program are provided with an understanding of economic theory and practice in the contemporary world; an understanding of the global, interdependent, and multicultural environment in which they live; and a set of quantitative and qualitative analytical skills centered upon policy-relevant issues in the economic and international arenas.


International Plan

The BS degree in Economics and International Affairs with the International Plan (IP) designator provides students with:

  1. a detailed understanding of economic theory and practice in the contemporary world;
  2. an understanding of the global, interdependent, and multicultural environment in which they live; and
  3. a set of quantitative and qualitative analytical skills centered around policy-oriented issue areas in economics and international affairs. These skills will provide graduates with the capabilities to engage in strategic planning and analysis efforts in economic and international contexts

All degree programs offered by the School of Economics including the BS Degree in Economics International Affairs offer an IP designation. In general, the IP designation can be obtained by completing courses in three specified areas:

  1. Students are required to complete a general course in Global Economics. Economics 2101 has been approved by the IP committee to fulfill this requirement.
  2. Students are also required to complete a region-specific course. Any number of International Affairs courses can be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Student are also required to complete capstone course rounding out the international experience. The IP designation also requires students to become proficient in a language as well as spend at least twenty-six weeks in a foreign culture enrolled school and/or participate in an internship experience.