Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Undergraduate Education

The International Humanitarian Affairs Minor

The IIHA established The International Humanitarian Affairs Minor, available to undergraduate students at Fordham College Lincoln Center and Rose Hill. This interdisciplinary Minor offers students a comprehensive understanding of issues central to contemporary humanitarian affairs, particularly through the academic lenses of history, sociology, philosophy, theology, political science and international studies. Students will examine the global impact of natural and man-made disasters, disease, poverty, conflict, human rights violations, and government and intergovernmental policies on international human communities. The International Humanitarian Affairs Minor offers an in-depth analysis of the humanitarian field, enabling students to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge.

Program Requirements

  1. Humanitarian Action: Theory and Application  
  2. History, Philosophy and Anthropology Area Studies  
  3. Humanitarian Affairs, Political Science, Sociology and Economics
  4. Communications, Women's Studies and Literary Studies 
  5. IHA Foreign Service Program 
6. International Humanitarian Internship Seminar

To view the mandatory sequence of study, click here.

To view our informational brochure, click here.

**Undergraduate students not pursuing the Minor may still enroll in the Humanitarian Action: Theory and Application course.

For more information, please email

Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
33 West 60th St., Suite 804 New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212 636 6294 Fax: 212 636 7060 Email:

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