Thuy  Simpson, Ph.D.

Thuy Simpson, Ph.D.

"There are several things I love about teaching at Grand Valley, but I have to say one of the best things about teaching at Grand Valley is the students. They are very respectful and they make teaching a lot more rewarding." - Thuy Simpson, Finance Department Read More

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Wayne County Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 119 3
MAT 113 3
ECO 101 3
Foreign Language I 4
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 120 3
Elective 3
Foreign Language II 4
ECO 102 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Foreign Language III 4
PS 160 3
GEO 202 3
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
Foreign Language IV 4
Math/Science elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A.  This major requires a fourth semester of a modern spoken foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • It is strongly recommended that students transfer after one year.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  AAS 120, AAS 131, AAS 140, ANT 201, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 261, HUM 126, MWS 114, SOC 103, SOC 230, SOC 245


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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