School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

International Relations

A major in international relations prepares students to understand and operate in our diverse and increasingly interconnected world. Students will gain the knowledge they need by taking courses focusing on globalization, cross-national and intercultural interactions, and sustainability. They will also engage in an international/intercultural experience, further foreign language skills, and bring their knowledge together in a capstone course.

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Classes

What courses will I take?

Among the classes in the 42-to-43-hour major are:

  • International politics
  • Global political economy
  • Peace, conflict, and religion
  • Political violence and terrorism
  • American foreign policy

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Careers

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

Studying international relations prepares students for a variety of careers. Some pursue further education with the intention of teaching others. It also may form a basis for work in governmental or non-governmental organizations as a translator or consultant. It may also form a framework for work in international business arenas.

Experience

Each major will complete an internship and must travel to participate in an international or intercultural experience. These will be planned in collaboration with the student’s advisor. Anderson University invites a series of experts to campus to talk with students and help them understand the work they intend to pursue.