For students who plan on building a career in international relations, government service, media, or non-profit organizations, the International Relations and Global Affairs is for you.
The program is designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers in both the public and private sectors. It provides them with the requisite knowledge for living and working in an increasingly globalized world. It also helps them improve their critical thinking skills, problem-solving capabilities and communication arts, working in groups, working across cultures and leadership. During the course of their studies, students have ample opportunity to engage in applied research. They can also opt to obtain part of their degree credit from an internship program or pursue a double degree with one of our partner universities overseas.
Graduates of this program can build a career in diplomacy and international relations, non-government organizations, media, universities, international business and others.
Yes, we have agreements with over 100 universities worldwide to study abroad in an exchange program. We encourage our students to take advantage of this opportunity and engage with universities and students from around the world. Students can exchange from 1 term to 1 full academic year.
A capstone course is for students in their last term of study. Students in the International Relations and Global Affairs major must choose either a term length Senior Thesis with an approved advisor or a professional internship that the Social Science Division provides.