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Global Affairs

The challenges of today's world transcend national boundaries and require international cooperation. Knowledge of international affairs will only continue to grow in value, across all disciplines. Current Seton Hall undergraduate degree seeking students, with majors and minors other than Diplomacy, can prepare themselves by securing an additional academic credential through the Certificate in Global Affairs program. Non-Diplomacy majors and minors will find this customizable Certificate complements a variety of other campus majors and aids in preparing for careers in public, private or non-profit sectors. 

By The Numbers

  • 193 United Nations Member States
  • 65 Hundred spoken languages in the world today
  • 19 Million working in international development
  • 1966 Congress passes International Education Act
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The Global Affairs Certificate requires the completion of four courses for a total of 12 credits. There is one required course and then two options to pursue the remaining 9 credits from there. The first option requires completion of one course from each of three specialized areas, developing breadth of knowledge. The second option requires the completion of three classes from within one specialized area, allowing for depth of study. 

Students must have completed 30 undergraduate credits prior to enrolling. All courses must be completed with a 2.5 GPA or better for Certificate eligibility.

Global Affairs Certificate (12 credits)
Required (3 credits) 

  • DIPL 1711 International Relations     

Note: POLS 1711 will be recognized as an equivalent. Students selecting this pathway will need to take an additional Diplomacy course.  

Electives (9 credits) 
Option One: Choose one course from each of the following clusters:

International Relations (3 credits) 

  • DIPL 2101 Ethnopolitical Landscapes of the Contemporary World
  • DIPL 2110 Comparative Foreign Policy 
  • DIPL 2120 International Conflict and Security 
  • DIPL 4185 OR 4196 OR 4601 Foreign Policy of Post-Soviet States OR International Relations in Southeast Asia OR Chinese Policies and U.S.-China Relations
  • DIPL 4277 OR 4717 Global Health, Bioterrorism, and International Security OR Africa: Displacement and Conflict 

International Cooperation/Law (3 credits)

  • DIPL 2109 Institutions of Global Governance
  • DIPL 4106 OR 4198 Human Rights Law and Policy OR International Criminal Law
  • DIPL 4115 OR 4183 Cross Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Management OR Art and Science of Negotiation 
  • DIPL 4205 OR 4197 United Nations Field Seminar OR United Nations Insiders’ View
  • DIPL 4193 OR 4803 Eastern Europe and Post-Soviet Politics OR Politics and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean 

Economics/Development* (3 credits)

  • DIPL 3201 Sustainable Development
  • DIPL 4108 International Political Economy
  • DIPL 4114 International Financial Institutions
  • DIPL 4170 Topics in Economic Development for International Affairs
  • DIPL 4556 Economic Aspects of International Relations

*Prior completion of ECON 1402 and 1403 is strongly recommended. 

Option Two: Choose three courses from within one of the above clusters. 

International Relations (9 credits) 
International Cooperation/Law (9 credits) 
Economics/Development (9 credits)

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Faculty at the School of Diplomacy are dedicated scholars and practitioners with diverse backgrounds. They bridge the gap between theory and practice -in the classroom and beyond.

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Alireza A. Raisi
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Ann Marie Murphy
Professor and Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Studies
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About the School of Diplomacy

Just minutes from New York City and a few hours from Washington, D.C., the School of Diplomacy and International Relations is an ideal place to study international relations and practice diplomacy firsthand. Through a unique alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the United Nations Foundation, students are exposed to today's leaders and policymakers. Students from around the world come together to participate in a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes multilateral diplomacy, conflict resolution, international economics and leadership.

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