Department of International Relations

 Department Chair Christopher Ohan

The International Relations program seeks to educate students through a traditional liberal arts and interdisciplinary curricula. The program is committed to teaching skills in critical and perspectival thinking, problem solving, communication, research, teamwork, and communication technology.

The program is structured with a set of general core course requirements, which students should complete by the beginning of their junior year.  Additionally, students take courses in two of the IR fields in which the student chooses to concentrate (Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, International Law and Organizations, International Political Economy). Finally, in consultation with their advisor, students select courses as International Relations Electives.

The program is ideal for those who want to pursue careers in diplomacy, media, local and national government, and international and non-governmental organizations. It is also an excellent stepping stone toward graduate programs in international relations, history, political science, public administration, law, and business.  It is strongly recommended that a student majoring in International Relations also Minor in History.

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations