The International Affairs major program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, national security and strategic studies, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Thinking About This Major?
The Center for Career & Professional Development has many tools and resources available to help you choose your major. Below are three of them:
Focus 2: A series of reliable, intuitive, career and education decision-making assessments to help students select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions, and take action in their career development.
Skills developed as an International Affairs major (via Focus2): Decision making, helping, listening, managing time, persuasion, reading comprehension, reasoning, social perceptiveness, speaking, writing and authoring.
What Can I Do With This Major: Learn more about what you can do as an International Affairs major! Some areas of career options are management, sales, insurance, real estate, and human resources.
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International Affairs – Current Job Opportunities
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International Affairs – Current Internship Opportunities
International Affairs Graduate Data
Note: Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
- “knowledge rate” defines the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities
- “career outcome rate” is the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
International Affairs Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 122
Knowledge Rate: 82%
Career Outcome Rate: 89%
- Employed Full-time: 50%
- Employed Part-time: 21%
- Grad School: 10%
- Military: 2%
- Seeking Employment: 8%
- Waiting on Grad School: 3%
- Volunteer Service: 7%
Where do our alumni land?
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
Alumni Videos: Visit the International Affairs Alumni playlist on our Youtube page to learn more about our successful alums.
- American Association for Advertising Agencies
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- American Marketing Association
- APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)
- Association for Financial Professionals
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
- Manufacturers’ Agents National Association
- National Association for Business Economics
- National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
- National Association of Realtors
- Society for Human Resource Management