Elena Lioubimtseva, Ph.D.

Elena Lioubimtseva, Ph.D.

"We have small classes. We have enough time to really know our students, to know their names, to know their faces, to know what their interests are." - Elena Lioubimtseva, Geography and Planning Department Read More

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Washtenaw Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 4
MTH 169 4
Foreign Language I 4
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 226 3
Foreign Language II 4
Elective 3
ECO 211 3
Humanities elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
Foreign Language III 3
GEO 101 3
ECO 222 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
HST 215 3
Elective 3
Foreign Language IV 4


  • Degree offered: B.A.  This major requires a fourth semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement. Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  ENG 111 and ENG 226 both transfer to GVSU as WRT 150.  If students don't complete the MACRAO agreement, students will only receive credit for one of the courses.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 181, HST 150, HST 201, HST 202, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 230
  • Students should consider transferring after one year.


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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