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International Relations, B.A.

International relations students examine interactions among states and peoples in an interdependent world. They study how governments, nongovernment organizations, and corporations resolve conflicts and foster cooperation. Graduates are well-informed citizens who are able to make meaningful contributions in a globalized environment.


Study Abroad Opportunities

International relations students are encouraged to participate in study abroad for the opportunity to enhance their educational experience.

Internship Opportunities

Internships provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience while earning credit toward graduation.

Flexible Elective Offerings

GVSU's international relations program combines a strong core of interdisciplinary coursework with flexible elective offerings, allowing students to customize their area of study based on their interests.


Program Overview

Students can choose a Bachelor of Arts degree or a minor in international relations. In addition to the international relations curriculum, there are emphases available in the following:

Why Study International Relations at Grand Valley?


Program Details