Matthew  Waldon

Matthew Waldon

"The faculty members here at Grand Valley are like none other. They truly want to interact with their students." - Matthew Waldon, public and nonprofit administration major Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 121 3
MATH 151 4
Elective 4
LNG 161 4
Second Semester
ENG 122 3
HIST 203 4
LNG 162 4
Social Science elective 4

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
Humanities elective 4
ECON 203 4
Elective 4
Second Semester
U.S. Diversity elective 4
Elective 3
ECON 204 4
Science elective 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-LNG course.  Social science elective must be a non-HIST course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 201, SOC 121, SOC 220, HIST 201, HIST 202
  • Other foreign language options are available at Grand Valley.  This major requires a fourth semester of foreign language.
  • It is recommended that students transfer after one year of general classes


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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