The Undergraduate Program
The School of Foreign Service undergraduate program—the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) combines a broadly based liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus in international affairs. The program provides a solid basis for careers and further study in a wide variety of fields. Our students regularly go on to law or medical school, advanced academic study or work in business or government. Visit the BSFS website for more information or jump directly to any of the sites listed below.
In their first two years, SFS undergraduate students pursue a rigorous interdisciplinary, liberal arts core curriculum that provides them a solid foundation in international affairs.
Seven basic interdisciplinary majors are available. Students combine core requirements for each major with electives drawn from departments across the University. Specific electives vary each semester and students can thus craft a unique course of study from the hundreds of options offered.
- Culture and politics
- International economics
- International history
- International political economy
- International politics
- Regional and Comparative Studies
- Science, Technology and International Affairs
SFS undergraduate students may complement their major with topical or regional studies programs.
- Karl F. Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy
- African Studies
- Asian Studies
- Australian and New Zealand Studies
- More certificate options...
Visit our course listings page to select listings for each of our various major and certificate programs.
Eric Pohlman '04
STIA Major Making a Difference in Africa
Like many SFS students, Eric Pohlman '04 joined the Peace Corps when he graduated. He served for two years in Cameroon as an agro-forestry volunteer. But unlike most of his peers, he stayed in Africa.read the complete article »
ISD Practitioners Offer Unique Perspective
Bringing Theory and Practice Together
Each year, U.S. and foreign diplomats as well as military and CIA officers are detailed to the School of Foreign Service's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy to help build scholar-practitioner collaboration. SFS students reap the benefits.