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.
Whom can I contact for more information?
Dr. Penny Bove, Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences