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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Major in International Relations and Global Affairs

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The International Relations and Global Affairs (IRGA) is a new program offered by the Social Science Division. IRGA prepares students for a wide variety of careers in public and private sectors, international organizations and NGOs. Building on existing Divisional and College strengths, it provides students with the skills and knowledge essential for success in a competitive, interdependent and rapidly-changing 21st century. It supports the goal, articulated in the Thailand 4.0 program, of “International awareness and orientation: harnessing globalization.” Students will engage in an interdisciplinary curriculum which emphasizes both academic and a skills-based approach to learning.

Career Opportunities

  • International and non-governmental organizations
  • Journalism and the media
  • Public administration
  • Social work
  • International Business
  • Higher education both in teaching and administration
  • Tourism and travel
  • Hospitality
  • Private entrepreneurship
  • Consulting and private sector counseling

Course Structure

Course Category Credits
Foundation Courses
Non-credit
General Education Courses
40 credits
– English Communication
16 credits
– Natural Sciences
4 credits
– Humanities
8 credits
– Social Sciences
12 credits
Specific Courses
112 credits
– Core Courses
52 credits
– Major Elective Courses
60 credits
– Minor Courses (Optional)
20 credits
Free Electives
8 credits

Total Credits Required
No Less Than 160 Credits

Note: If students are placed into the ‘Advanced Track’ for their General Education requirement in English Communication, 4 credits of General Education in English Communication will be waived.

Social Science Office

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Phone: +66 (0) 2700 5000 Ext.1713
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