Danielle  Lake, Ph.D.

Danielle Lake, Ph.D.

"The most rewarding aspect of teaching at Grand Valley is to empower students to see that they have a role to play in making a difference, and to help them believe in themselves." - Danielle Lake, Liberal Studies Department Read More

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Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 151 or 122 4
GEO 113 4
Foreign Language 111 4
Second Semester
POL 221 3
ENG 112 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
POL 225 3
Foreign Language 112 4

Second Year

First Semester
ECN 221 4
Elective 3
Foreign Language 211 4
Science Lab elective 4
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
ECN 222 4
Foreign Language 212 4
Science 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 a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIS 214, HIS 215, HIS 221, IHU 202, IHU 280, IHU 281, LIT 269, LIT 274, LIT 277, LIT 278, LIT 285, SOC 212, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 221


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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