Miguel Perez Vives

Miguel Perez Vives

"I chose Grand Valley because it offers a great education for an affordable price. It also offers many resources for international students." - Miguel Perez Vives, international business and marketing major Read More

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Montcalm Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 100 3
MATH 159 or 102 or 190 3-4
HUMN 110 3
Elective 3
Foreign Language I 4
Second Semester
ENGL 101 3
POLI 246 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Foreign Language II 4
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 3
Elective 3
ECON 215 3
Science Lab elective 4
Elective 3
Second Semester
Elective 4
ECON 216 3
Science elective 4
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A.  This major requires a forth semester proficiency in a modern spoken language.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  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. Diverstiy electives:  ANTH 265, HIST 250, HIST 251, HIST 252, HIST 253, SOCI 235, POLI 240
  • Students should consider transferring 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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