Dallas, TX – [January 23, 2023] – Dallas International University proudly announces its new Bachelor of Arts major in Global Affairs, launching Fall 2024. Designed for today’s modern, interconnected world, this program equips students with the knowledge and Christian perspectives needed for diverse global careers.  

A Globally Focused Program for Today’s World 

Core courses in the major include foundational global affairs subjects focusing on pressing contemporary issues. Core courses cover political science, geography, economics, and anthropology. Coursework builds on DIU’s faith-based General Education program, “DIU Foundations,” which emphasizes cross-cultural perspectives and includes 15 hours in Bible and Christianity.  

Specialized Concentrations and Practical Experience 

Students can customize their program by choosing from two possible 12-credit regional concentrations. DIU offers a Middle East concentration, while partner Dallas Baptist University provides an East Asian concentration at a discounted tuition rate.

A unique aspect of the program is the “Global Impact Internship,” offering hands-on experience in globally focused organizations. This practical approach ensures graduates are ready to engage the world, rooted in biblical values and global awareness. 

Career Opportunities and Program Distinctives 

Graduates will be well-prepared for prospective careers in law, business, journalism, international nonprofit or ministry, government, diplomacy, and more. What sets DIU’s program apart are: 

  • Christian faculty with experience in over 60 countries. 
  • A strong General Education foundation and introductory courses tailored to global affairs. 
  • Collaboration with Dallas Baptist University for regional studies. 
  • A transformative Global Impact Internship program. 
  • Affordable tuition at $377/credit hour, with financial aid options. 
  • Five optional minors. 
  • Distance learning options with live Zoom classes. 

For more information about the BA in Global Affairs, visit DIU’s BA in Global Affairs webpage. 

About Dallas International University: Dallas International University is a Christ-centered, globally focused university training future leaders to shape our globalized world in the private and public sectors. With an emphasis on spiritual formation, relationships, and academic rigor, DIU prepares students holistically for sustainable and impactful careers in areas related to culture, language, and Christian Scripture.  

Contact: For more information, please contact: Dallas International University 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd. Dallas, TX 75236 Phone: (972) 708-7340 Email: discover@diu.edu 

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Accreditation and Recognition: Dallas International University is accredited by SACSCOC, is an ECFA member, and has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating. 

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