2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

International Affairs, A.A.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in International Affairs (A. A.)

Program and Career Description:

The International Affairs emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree at a four-year school. Students can pursue careers in the areas of Politician, City Planner, Sociologist, Economist, Market Research Analyst, and Survey Researcher. A few examples of careers and salary estimates are listed below.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Political Scientist Master's degree ≤ $57,750 $114,290 ≥ $160,290
Urban Planner Bachelor's degree $36,080 $57,060 $68,840
Economist Doctoral degree $51,290 $80,860 $107,880

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV, and Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website for additional information about similar occupations, education requirements and abilities, and job outlook for these careers. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Mathematics Requirement

Major Required Courses

(cannot be used to satisfy more than one program requirement)

World Perspective Electives

Take 2 courses from the following:

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

International Affairs, A.A. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

  • Literature Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credit(s): 3
  • Natural Science Requirement Credit(s): 4
  • Elective Credit(s): 3 **
  • History Requirement Credit(s): 3

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13

  • World Perspective Elective Credit(s): 3 *
  • Natural Science Requirement Credit(s): 4
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3 **


* Check the institution and program to which you intend to transfer to for guidance when selecting this elective.

**Note: An elective can be any college-level course. University majors in International Affairs may need to be at or above the 2000 level competency of a foreign language to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree at universities include demonstrated competency in foreign language at the intermediate level. Community college students are encouraged to attain intermediate-level competency in foreign language before transferring. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation web sites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact:
Dr. Stuart Lenig at
slenig@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2877
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- INTA-02-14-18

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