Bryce Bailey

Bryce Bailey

"The classroom size and the setup are very intimate. You can actually know your professors and talk to them." - Bryce Bailey, accounting major Read More

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Gogebic Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MTH 110 4
SPN 101 4
Science Lab elective 4
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
SPN 102 4
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 3
Elective 3
ECO 201 3
Humanities elective 3
SPA 201 4
Second Semester
Elective 3
GEG 111 3
ECO 202 3
Science elective 3
SPA 202 4


  • Degree offered: B.A. This major requires a fourth semester proficiency in a foreign language.  Languages other than Spanish are available at Grand Valley.
  • Students may want to consider transferring after one year of basic courses.
  • 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:  ANT 225, ENG 224, HST 201, HST 202, SOC 102, SOC 112
  • Possible elective:  HST 170


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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