Jamon Alexander

Jamon Alexander

"Grand Valley was very instrumental in helping me be who I am today. There are dynamic on-campus experiences available to anyone who chooses to take advantage of them." - Jamon Alexander '05, Annual Fund Director at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Read More

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Henry Ford Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MATH 115 5
GEOG 132 3
Foreign Language 131 4
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
Elective 3
Foreign Language 132 4
BEC 151 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
Foreign Language 231 3
BEC 152 3
POLS 200 3
Second Semester
Foreign Language 232 4
POLS 152 3
Humanities elective 3
HIST 225 3
Science elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A.  This program requires a fourth semester proficiency in a modern spoken foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities elective must be a non-foreign language course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 255, SOC 132, SOC 151


Career opportunities in the field of international relations have expanded as interaction among nations has increased. Many international relations majors will pursue careers with multinational 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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