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Prospective Students

Welcome to GVSU International Relations

Are you ready to:

  • Study how terrorist networks are created and how they attract new members?
  • Examine the impact of climate change and how nations are cooperating to slow global warming?
  • Learn why so many of Michigan’s manufacturing jobs have been lost to China, Mexico, and other countries?
  • Read books by famous world leaders and diplomats?
  • Specialize in a region and learn intensely about its language, history, and culture?
  • Travel abroad and learn about international cultures and organizations first hand?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you should consider majoring in International Relations at GVSU. Our program will provide you with the education and skills you need to be successful in a variety of international fields!

The GVSU IR program is Interdisciplinary; to fulfill the major students need to earn credits in:

  • Political Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics and Business
  • Foreign Language

Read more about us, or consult the popular pages below. 

Spotlights

Clair (Radyko) Scheiderer

Clair (Radyko) Scheiderer

Attorney for Freedom House Represents Asylum Seekers

Meghan Augsburger

Meghan Augsburger

2016 Outstanding Student with Rwanda Experience Now Working with Political Strategy Firm in DC

Amy Bush

Amy Bush

Senior Program Assistant for the Committee on Human Rights

Kristina Wallace

Kristina Wallace

Program Manager at Pardee RAND Graduate School in Los Angeles

Ellyanne Rosenthal

Ellyanne Rosenthal

Working for Lidl UK Global Mobility Team

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Events

Get out and Vote! on February 1, 2018

Democracy Fellow Intership

February 1, 2018 All Day

We are currently seeking 2 Democracy Fellows to assist with voter engagement efforts on campus. We are looking to have students selected by Feb. 1. Students would be paid a $1200 stipend and would...

Outstanding Paper Award on March 13, 2018

Outstanding Paper Award

March 13, 2018 All Day

The Department of Political Science and International Relations program are holding our fifth annual Outstanding Paper Award competition. We invite all students who major or minor (including...

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News

IR Student wins national scholarship for study abroad

IR Student wins national scholarship for study abroad

December 04, 2017

IR Student wins national scholarship for study abroad

Tim Zeeb

Tim Zeeb

October 31, 2017

We were thrilled to welcome our Distinguished Alumnus-in-Residence, Tim Zeeb.

PLS 325 Winter 2018

PLS 325 Winter 2018

October 16, 2017

PLS 325 Human Rights and Democracy in Russia and the Post-Communist World

"Connecting Local to Global"

"Connecting Local to Global"

September 21, 2017

"Connecting Local to Global"

IR Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

IR Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

May 12, 2017

Gomez, Amatangelo and Sims win scholarships to study abroad.

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