Do you wish to learn more about international affairs for career advancement or personal enrichment?

Our certificate in international affairs gives students an understanding of international issues today, offering insights into cultural, social, political, historical, geographic, and economic variables essential to appreciating an increasingly globalized world, as well as a basic introduction to one European language.

Required Courses

The post-bac certificate in International Affairs consists of 15-16 credit hours to consist of the following components:

One course from each of the four areas (12 credit hours)
(Note: No more than two courses shall be below the 100-level)

Politics and Economics (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
POLS-Y 376 International Political Economy 3
ECON-E 333 International Economics 3
Geography (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
GEOG-G 201 World Regional Geography 3
International Politics (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
POLS-Y 109 Introduction to International Relations 3
POLS-Y 107 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
History (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
HIST-H 101 The World in the 20th Century 3

Electives (3-4 credit hours)
One elective from the International Studies curriculum or, strongly encouraged, a study abroad program offered through the Indiana University Office of Overseas Studies: various short-term (2-3 weeks) and summer programs (3-6) weeks are available, including an increasing number of programs based at IU Southeast.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to receive the certificate.

The following is a suggested map of the curriculum for scheduling purposes:

Fall Semester
POLS-Y 107
POLS-Y 376 or ECON-E 333
GEOG-G 201

Spring Semester
HIST-H 101
International Studies elective

Admission Process

To apply for a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, you must submit the following:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
    (Apply by selecting Freshman in the applicant category)
  • A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $35 is required. This fee is not required if you have previously applied for undergraduate admission at any Indiana University Campus.
  • Official transcripts from the college/university awarding your bachelor's degree.


For more information and advising, please contact Dana Gohmann, M.Ed., lead academic advisor in the School of Social Sciences.

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Dana Gohmann M.Ed.

Lead Academic Advisor
Assistant to the Dean

Crestview Hall 137
Phone: (812) 941-2391

Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2333

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