Lizzette Chavez

Lizzette Chavez

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Bay de Noc Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 101 3
MATH 110 4
GEOG 125 4
Foreign Language I 4
Second Semester
ENGL 102 2
Foreign Language II 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 4

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 3
Foreign Language III 4
ECON 131 4
Science Lab elective 4
Second Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 3
POLI 201 4
ECON 132 4
Science elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.A.  Students must demonstrate a fourth semester proficiency in a foreign language.  Additional language courses will be required at Grand Valley.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be a non-foreign language course.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.   Please see a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives: ENGL 211, SOCY 207, SOCY 208


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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