Susan  Edwards, Ph.D.

Susan Edwards, Ph.D.

"I emphasize the real world. I worked for a division of General Motors for 15 years, so integrated into my teaching is real-world application of the concepts that we're learning in class." - Sue Edwards, Finance Department Read More

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C.S. Mott Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 130 4
Foreign Language I 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 102 3
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Foreign Language II 4
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Foreign Language III 4
Science Lab elective 4
GEOG 142 3
ECON 221 4
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
ECON 222 4
Science elective 3
Elective 3
Foreign Language IV 4


  • Degree offered: B.A.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities elective must be a non-foreign language course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 154, HIST 155, SOCY 193, SOCY 292, SOCY 294
  • Choose electives from:  GEOG 147, GEOG 243, PSCN 275
  • It is recommended that students transfer after one year.


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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