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International Relations Major

What is International Relations?

International relations is an interdisciplinary study that focuses on government and foreign affairs, economics and history.

What type of career can I look forward to with an International Relations degree?

People with a solid understanding of global relations are needed today more than ever. The International Relations major prepares students for a variety of careers in an international setting, including:

  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Foreign Affairs Specialist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Specialist
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Language Specialist

What makes Walsh's International Relations program unique?

  • Three Academic Disciplines. Our major takes a three-pronged approach and focuses on government and foreign affairs, economics and history.
  • Foreign Language Component. Students are required to take a foreign language and reach a level of fluency in the spoken form of that language.
  • Global Learning Experience. The international relations major offers students participation in a global learning experience. Students can either study at Walsh's campus near Rome, Italy or another international destination through our Office of Global Learning.

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

In addition to a core group of liberal arts classes, International Relations majors must take a core group of classes in our three academic disciplines: history, government and foreign affairs and economics.

What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available within the International Relations degree program?

The International Relations major requires students to participate in a global learning experience. Designed in collaboration with a faculty mentor, it may include, but is not limited to, a study-abroad program, an internship in Washington D.C. at a government agency, or an internship with an international organization or an embassy. These experiences are instrumental in helping students gain a true international point of view.

Who can I contact for more information? 

Dr. Mark Rogers, Chair, Division of Humanities
(330) 490-7154
mrogers@walsh.edu

 

Alumni Profile

Selahaddin Ibrahimy

Job Title: Communications Rep.

Place of Employment: The Timken Company

Major: Business Management-Organizational Leadership, International Relations, Government and Foreign Affairs

Graduation Year: 2011

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