International Relations and Affairs

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Are you fascinated by cultures and current events around the world? Interested in geography? Enthralled by foreign languages? Globally-minded students should look no further than international relations and affairs, a major that could lead to a satisfying career after college.

International relations and affairs majors explore the relationships among different peoples and nations across cultural and geographic boundaries. You'll learn about the development of different nations and cultures, the principles of diplomacy, and foreign policy. Classes may encompass topics in economics, political science, geography, history, anthropology, peace and conflict resolution, international law and security, and humanitarian relief. You'll also stay up-to-date with current events and learn about important figures, both historical and contemporary, whose work has had an impact on society around the world. Many students choose to spend a semester or more abroad to become immersed in another culture.

International relations and affairs equips students with the skills to succeed in various international career paths in diplomacy, business, law, communication, education, public service, or research. Many degree holders become congressional staffers, representatives, management consultants, and journalists.
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