Undergraduate Study in International Affairs


Bachelor's Degrees

Graduate Course Option

Under the Graduate Course Option, undergraduate students with a final grade-point average of 3.5 or higher may count six hours of their graduate credits completed at the undergraduate level toward a master's degree at Georgia Tech in the same field. This applies to EIA, IAML, and INTA majors. This means that qualified students could complete the Master of Science in International Affairs with thirty-six additional credit hours rather than forty-two credit hours if completed within two years of earning a bachelor's degree.

The Sam Nunn School, often in conjunction with other units of the Ivan Allen College, administers six certificate programs. These programs enable students to pursue a focused program of study in a specific area of regional/international specialization. The School awards the following certificates:

  • Asian Affairs Certificate (available to majors and non-majors)
  • Latin American Affairs Certificate (available to majors and non-majors)
  • European Affairs Certificate (available to majors and non-majors)
  • International Affairs Certificate (available only to non-majors)
  • Scenarios, Modeling and Military Games (available to majors and non-majors)

A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of a predetermined 12 credit hour cluster of courses approved by the academic advisor or a specific faculty member. All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and a C or better must be received in each course. Certificates will be granted only to students who, in addition to the Certificate program requirements, have satisfied requirements for an undergraduate degree. Detailed information concerning these programs and their requirements is available through the School.