Foreign Affairs at UVA

<p>I've heard that FA is a popular major with applicants this year, so I decided to ask a few questions about it myself. Some of them are kinda stupid, but any answers are greatly appreciated :)</p>

<p>1) What exactly do you study in FA? I know what it is in the literal sense, but is it similar to international relations, or what?</p>

<p>2) What job opportunities would you have after college with a degree in FA? Would it be limited to working in DC or for an internat'l business corporation?</p>

<p>3) What is a common double-major with that?</p>

<p>4) If you wanted to go into law school, could you do it with a foreign affairs major, or would you want to do poli sci or something instead?</p>


<p>I'm about to graduate UVA with a double in foreign affairs and economics..</p>

<p>1) it's just what UVA calls international relations..the FA major is a combination of comparative politics and IR encompasses political science, history, economics, comparative area studies</p>

<p>2) for entry level, its more about your GPA and other EC accomplishments. Assuming a good GPA people do law school, consulting, state dept, etc</p>

<p>3) economics, history, languages (for whatever region you concentrate in)</p>

<p>4) foreign affairs at UVA is a subset of the political science dept, and is a great major for law school (very writing intensive, IR theory involves a lot of logical reasoning). Your GPA and LSAT are much more important than major, though.</p>

<p>good luck at uva</p>

<p>Wow, sounds pretty neat actually! Have you enjoyed majoring in it? Also, you don't have to re-apply for that major, right? Like as long as you're admitted to the school you can major in it? Thanks again :)</p>

<p>My mom was a FA major at UVA...then she went to law school.</p>