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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Lansing Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
WRIT 121 4
MATH 120 4
Foreign Language I 4
ECON 201 4
Second Semester
ENGL 122 4
POLS 270 4
Humanities elective 3
Foreign Language II 4

Second Year

First Semester
GEOG 200 4
HIST 271 4
Science Lab elective 4
Foreign Language III 4
Second Semester
Foreign Language IV 4
ECON 202 4
POLS 271 3
Science elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A.  A fourth semester foreign language is required for this major.
  • 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:  HIST 211, HIST 212, HUMS 215, SOCL 255, SOCL 260


Career opportunities in the field of international relations have expanded as interaction among nations has increased. Many international relations majors will pursue careers with multicultural 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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