Terrell Couch

Terrell Couch

"The faculty at Grand Valley is second to none. All of my professors are super friendly. I feel comfortable just walking up to them and talking to them after class." - Terrell Couch, philosophy and political science double major Read More

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Oakland Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 1510 3
MAT 1540 4
GEO 1520 3
Foreign Language 1510 4
Second Semester
ENG 1520 3
Foreign Language 1530 4
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
ECO 2610 3

Second Year

First Semester
ECO 2620 3
Science Lab elective 4
Foreign Language 2610 4
POL 2610 3
Second Semester
Science elective 4
POL 2530 3
Humanities elective 3
Foreign Language 2620 4
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A. This major requires a fourth semester of foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities elective must be a non-foreign language course.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S Diversity electives:  ENG 1610, HIS 2510, HIS 2520, HIS 2610, SOC 2520, SOC 2530, SOC 2560


Career opportunities in the field of international relations have expanded as interaction among nations has increased. Many international relations majors will pursue careers with multicultural corporations in fields of international marketing, finance, and business. International careers in the public sector include opportunities in the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, and the Central Intelligence Agency, among others. Some graduates of the international relations program will pursue careers with international civic and nonprofit organizations. In addition, there is an increasing demand for professionals with international relations backgrounds in the fields of journalism, teaching, information technology, and research.

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