Brian  Parks

Brian Parks

"Being supported by Grand Valley to go to conferences was mind blowing to me. It helped me dream a little bit bigger." - Brian Parks '08, Financial Analyst, Herman Miller Read More

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Alpena Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 or 121 3
MTH 121 4
Elective 3
Foreign Language I 4
Elective 3
17
Second Semester
ENG 112 or 122 3
Elective 3
Science Lab elective 4
Foreign Language II 4
14
 

Second Year

First Semester
ECN 231 3
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Science elective 4
16
Second Semester
PLS 228 3
Elective 3
ECN 232 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 3
15
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.A.  This major requires a fourth semester proficiency in a foreign language.  This will need to be completed at Grand Valley.
  • It is strongly recommended that students transfer after one year at Alpena Community College
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement.  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:  HST 221, HST 222, SOC 210, SOC 230

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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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