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Schoolcraft College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MATH 128 4
Foreign Language I 4
Science Lab elective 4
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
Elective 3
ECON 201 4
Foreign Language II 4
POLS 209 3

Second Year

First Semester
Science elective 4
ECON 202 4
Foreign Language III 4
GEOG 133 4
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
POLS 207 3
Foreign Language IV 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A..  This major requires a fourth semester in a 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:  HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 153, SOC 205, SOC 209, SOC 210


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, the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, and the Central Intelligence Agency. Some graduates of the international relations program will pursue careers with international civic and nonprofit organizations.

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