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Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 110 3
MATH 150 4
Foreign Language I 4
Science elective 4
Second Semester
ENG 111 3
ECO 201 3
Foreign Language II 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
ECO 202 3
PSI 201 3
Foreign Language III 4
Science elective 4
Second Semester
GEO 102 3
Foreign Language IV 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A.  Languages other than Spanish are available at Grand Valley.  This major requires a fourth semester of 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 langague course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • Students should consider transferring after one year.
  • Students must take a least one lab science course.
  • U.S. Diversity electives: HRY 102, HRY 103, SOC 103, SOC 200, SOC 205



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 the fields of international marketing, finance, and business. International careers in the public sector include opportunities in the Department of State, Department of Defense, the 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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