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Northwestern Michigan College
Program Guide: International Relations
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|Science Lab elective||4|
|Foreign Language II||4|
|Foreign Language III||4|
|U.S. Diversity elective||3|
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- Degree offered: B.A. A fourth semester proficiency in a modern spoken language is required.
- This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement. Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
- U.S. Diversity electives: ART 214, ENG 245, HST 111, HST 112, HST 211, HST 212, HST 213, MUS 111, SOC 201, SOC 220
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 the fields of international marketing, finance, and business. International careers in the public sector include opportunities in the Department of State, Department of Defense, the 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.
Students in the international relations program are strongly encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to study abroad. GVSU has institutional agreements with: East China University of Science and Technology, China; Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke¿s Bay, New Zealand; ESSCA Business School, Angers, France; Groupe ESC Grenoble, France; Kingston University, England; International Christian University, Japan; the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Japan; St. Petersburg State University, Russia; Universidad de Las Americas, Mexico; University of Economics, Poland; University of Finance and Economics, Russia; University of Sarajevo, Bosnia; University of Stuttgart, Germany; and the Uppsala University, Sweden. Opportunities are available with all institutions.
In addition, students may enroll in many other universities worldwide, for academic credit. Appropriate course taken abroad can be credited toward requirements for the major or minor. Students are encouraged to study the language and culture of a select geographic area as a component of their degree program.
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