The Undergraduate Experience

The Walsh School of Foreign Service offers a rigorous academic graduate and undergraduate program with a global perspective and unique access to speakers, internships and jobs. Our academic community is a tight-knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world. At SFS, you will learn from recognized experts who are actively engaged in finding solutions to complex global problems.

SFS students are bright, hard-working, engaged, and curious about the world in which they live.  Our students have their eyes on the international stage and are interested in the complex mechanics behind world events.   Our students come from across the world and bring with them a variety of perspectives and experiences.  Perhaps most importantly, our students are interested in making the world a better place and are constantly thinking of ways to use their Georgetown education to improve the world around them.

Undergraduate Degree Program

SFS undergraduates enter a prestigious program with a legacy of academic excellence combined with a devotion to humanitarian service.  Our location in Washington, DC provides students with unparalleled research and internship opportunities.  And our Jesuit identity means that we are dedicated to producing students who work assiduously to make the world a better place for all.

The SFS undergraduate degree is a unique, interdisciplinary degree that prepares students to tackle global issues of importance by providing them with training in critical thinking, analytic and communication skills within an international context.  Undergraduate students complete a rigorous curriculum that includes courses in international affairs, government, economics, philosophy, theology, history, literature, language training, and geography.  Upper class students choose major classes related to their academic interests and free electives related to their personal interests.

From the moment you arrive on campus, you will develop research skills by working closely with your faculty and classmates. During the first semester at the School of Foreign Service, you’ll enroll in a Proseminar, where classes are kept small — no more than 15 students — so that you can develop a close working relationship with your professor.

What will be your unique contribution to the world of scholarship?  We are eager to welcome you to campus and find out what you will add to our academic community.

Announcing New Interdisciplinary Degree!

The McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service now offer an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Business and Global Affairs (BSBGA) open by application in Spring 2020 to first-year students enrolled in the McDonough School of Business and the School of Foreign Service.  The BSBGA features innovative signature courses taught by teams of McDonough School of Business and School of Foreign Service faculty and experiential learning in DC and around the world. Learn more about the new degree.