BSFS Graduates

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service

Our undergraduate degree combines a legacy of academic excellence with a devotion to humanitarian service.

A World-Class Education in the Spirit of Service

Our students are bright, hard-working, engaged, and curious about the world in which they live. They have their eyes on the international stage and are interested in the complex mechanics behind world events. They come from across the globe and bring with them a variety of perspectives and experiences, but are united in their desire to serve. They are constantly thinking of ways to use their Georgetown education to improve the world around them whether they go on to contribute to the success of businesses, serve in the public or non-profit sector, or create their own enterprises.

Degree Overview

Starting with a core curriculum providing a strong grounding in a range of disciplines, students then choose their major and can deepen their studies through minors, certificates, and a range of hands-on learning and travel opportunities.

  • 433 Students
  • 65 Student Nationalities
  • 719 Graduates

30 credits + experiential learning = BSFS degree | AVERAGE TIME TO COMPLETION: 4 YEARS

Areas of Study


Core Curriculum

Spend your first two years studying a broad range of topics in the liberal arts, to provide the basis of knowledge you need to understand and solve complex problems.


Majors, Minors, and Certificates

Choose from multidisciplinary majors in Culture and Politics, or International Economics, History, or Politics. Then further your interests and career goals by choosing from our minors and certificate programs to gain skills, competencies, and credentials recognized around the world.


Gain Competency in Arabic

Our innovative Arabic Language Program developed by world-renowned scholars in Arabic language learning, offers Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) for both heritage language learners and foreign language learners, developing professionals equipped to work in Arabic environments.


Accelerated Combined BSFS and Master’s Degree

Complete your undergraduate and master’s degree in five years with this program offered through Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Hear What Our Alumni Are Saying

“Studying the liberal arts at GU-Q gives you this well-rounded education that sets you up for whatever career or education you want to pursue.”

Ibrahim Al Derbasti (SFS’10), Deputy General Manager of Contracts and Procurement at Shell


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Other Programs

MUN 2020

High School Programs

Get ready for university with a variety of programs throughout the year to hone your communication skills, improve your test results, and make your college application stand out.

Registration Opens for Georgetown’s Spring Community Classes

Executive Education

GU-Q also offers Qatar professionals certificate courses, community classes, and custom designed executive master degrees in collaboration with our Washington, DC campus.

Applying to GU-Q

Interested in applying?  We invite you to learn more about how to apply to each of our programs, including information on tuition fees and expenses, and options for scholarships and financial aid.