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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Monroe County Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 151 3
MATH 157 3
Elective 3
Foreign Language I 4
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENGL 152 3
Foreign Language II 4
Elective 3
POLSC 252 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
Foreign Language III 4
ECON 251 3
Second Semester
ECON 252 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
GEOG 152 3
Foreign Language IV 4
Science elective 4


  • Degree offered: B.A.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities elective must be a non-foreign language course.  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. Diversity electives:  ENGL 240, HIST 160, HIST 256, SOC 152, SOC 251


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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