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Program Overview

International Relations is the study of relationships between countries, including the roles of states, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and multi-national corporations, among other influential bodies. It is both an academic and public policy field that seeks to analyze and formulate foreign policy as well as consider decision-making actors, influences and processes. International relations is often considered a subfield of political science.

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Program Details

This program offers a global perspective that considers the complex relationships that have developed among nations. Students are taught to look at historical events through a political lens and apply this knowledge to current events. This discipline generally draws from diverse fields of study. Course work in this major includes:

  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • International Relations
  • Humanities
  • Woman's studies
  • Comparative European Government

Career Prospects

A degree in International Relations, like other liberal arts degrees, provides you with a broad knowledge base that you can use to excel in a variety of occupations. These occupations include but are not limited to:

  • Foreign Affair Analyst
  • International Business
  • Non-profit management
  • Military Strategist
  • Intelligence Community

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