Megan Hurley

Megan Hurley

"My favorite part about Grand Valley is how small the classes are and how the professors take the time to get to know the students." - Megan Hurley, biology major Read More

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Southwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 103 3
Elective 3
MATH 136 4
GERM 101 or SPAN 101 4
Elective 3
17
Second Semester
ENGL 104 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
GERM 102 or SPAN 102 4
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
ECON 201 3
Elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
GERM 201 or SPAN 201 4
14
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Science elective 4
ECON 202 3
GERM 202 or SPAN 202 4
17
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.A.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  SOCI 202, SOCI 203, SOCI 240
  • 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.  Social science elecitve must be a non-ECON course.  Please check with a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • Students may want to transfer after one year of basic courses.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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