Social Science


Bachelor of Arts

International Relations and Global Affairs (IRGA)

Social Science

The Social Science Division’s International Relations and Global Affairs Program (IRGA) is designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers in both public and private sectors. We provide students with the knowledge needed for living and working a globalized and interconnected world. Our program provides students with the following skills, which are essential to succeeding in life: critical thinking skills, complex integrated problem-solving skills, multidimensional communication skills, intercultural sensitivity and group learning, leadership and complex decision-making skills.

During the course of their studies students will have the opportunity to carry out and engage in applied research and/or professional internship to assist them with their future career or study paths.

Why study International Relations and Global Affairs?

  • A wide range of analytical approaches to enhance critical thinking skills
  • An emphasis upon problem-based learning and problem resolution to produce graduates who can make a real contribution in their respective professions
  • An interactive approach to foster active learning, effective communication and team work
  • A sensitivity to cultural differences that helps graduates to work effectively in culturally diverse settings
  • Prepare yourself for a diverse career setting which demands multiple skills usage and mastery
  • A program that embodies best international practice in the discipline and supports active research by Division faculty

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