International Affairs Major

International affairs is an interdisciplinary major that includes courses from political science, economics, history, anthropology and foreign languages, among others. An important aspect of the major is learning to think about modern challenges from a variety of perspectives.

Professor Michael Cairo

Knowledge about how the world works is essential because of its diversity and complexity. International affairs provides a solid foundation to critically understand the world. The major is quintessential of a liberal education, investigating questions about the human condition and encouraging responsible citizenship.

Michael Cairo,
professor of political science

By including courses from multiple disciplines, the major breaks down traditional ways of thinking and encourages the development of critical analysis skills. In a world where isolation is nearly impossible, understanding the individual’s role in the global community is an emphasis of the major.

Transylvania’s international affairs program offers tremendous flexibility. In consultation with the program director, students can choose electives that best suit their interests and essentially design the major to fit their needs.

Students majoring in international affairs are strongly encouraged to study abroad either in May term or during the regular fall or winter terms.

 

Peace Corps Prep Program

Transylvania and the Peace Corps have established a formal partnership to offer the Transy Peace Corps Prep Program. This co-curricular program combines formal coursework, community service and professional leadership training designed to prepare talented undergraduates for post-graduate service in the Peace Corps as well as careers in international development.

Students who complete the program receive a certificate of completion from the Peace Corps, which gives them special consideration for acceptance should they choose to apply to the Peace Corps. Learn more about the Peace Corps Prep program.

Stephen Hess

Contacts

Stephen Hess,
Assistant Professor of Political Science; Program Director

(859) 233-8214

Address:
Transylvania University 
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797


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