Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) Degree Program

Founded in 1919, Georgetown's School of Foreign Service (SFS) sought to educate students about global issues and prepare them for a life of service - in business, government, or for a humanitarian agency. Today the School of Foreign Service offers students in both Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program built on a liberal arts education. Students begin their studies with the SFS and University core curriculum, giving them an understanding of philosophy, theology, the humanities, economics, political science, history, and other disciplines. During sophomore year, students choose a major, allowing them to further develop specialization in one area of international affairs. This dual emphasis on international affairs and the interdisciplinary approach distinguishes the curriculum of the School of Foreign Service from that of other liberal arts programs. In addition to their work on campus, many SFS students study and work abroad during their junior year and do independent research and internships in their senior year.

Georgetown's campus in Qatar offers students a chance to study the same SFS curriculum with world-class faculty, but the class sizes are much smaller, and the location is excellent for students who want to learn about the Arab World. The BSFS Degree is a four-year full-time program, requiring 120 credits and 38 courses and proficiency in a language other than English to graduate. We offer language instruction in Arabic and French. We offer four majors:

  • International History (IHIS),
  • International Economics (IECO),
  • International Politics (IPOL), and
  • Culture and Politics (CULP).

We offer three optional Certificates:

  • American Studies (CAST),
  • Arab and Regional Studies (CARS), and
  • Media and Politics (CMAP) (in partnership with Northwestern University in Qatar).

We offer am optional Minor in Arabic Language.

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Graduate Programs

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies, based in Washington, D.C., offers graduate programs in professional and liberal studies, more than 30 professional certificate programs, custom and corporate training and education, summer school and special programs, and the University’s only part-time bachelor’s program. By pairing seasoned scholars and practitioners with innovative educational programming, the School of Continuing Studies prepares students with the skills needed to succeed in today’s evolving business landscape.  Some of the programs are available online and/or with some of the modules in Doha, making it possible for working professionals and others based in Doha to pursue graduate study.


Community, Executive and Professional Education

Georgetown offers executive education (often resulting in certificates), custom programs and community education classes for the benefit of the community in Qatar. Classes are open to all who are interested in personal and/or professional enrichment. Classes are taught by faculty from Georgetown, Qatar University and other universities in Education City.


Programs for High School Students




SFS-Q Library is one of the best in the region with approximately 100,000 e-books and 500 online database



SFS-Q Students visit South Africa, as part of their co-curricular activities.

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