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GVSU International Relations
Phone: (616) 331-2320
1121 AuSable Hall
1 Campus Dr
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
Students in the international relations program examine the sources of tension that create conflict among nations, interdependence among nations, and ways in which international management and diplomacy can promote cooperation.
Program Offerings at Grand Valley
International relations graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. We also offer a minor in international relations. In addition to the general international relations curriculum, students may select emphases in:
The curriculum is designed to give students a broad base of knowledge. Some of the subjects included are:
Students may work in fields such as:
Why Study International Relations at Grand Valley?
Mission – International Relations Program
The mission of the International Relations Program, an interdisciplinary program housed in the Department of Political Science, is to prepare students for citizenship, post-baccalaureate education, and professional careers through interdisciplinary coursework in international relations, advising, and participation in internships, with an emphasis on study abroad and other international experiences.
Vision – International Relations Program
We are committed to setting a standard of excellence in the interdisciplinary undergraduate study of International Relations, including the geography, history, economics, languages and politics of global interactions. International Relations students gain comprehensive knowledge of the complex economic, social, cultural and political relationships among citizens, societies, states and international institutions. Students attain both theoretical and experiential knowledge of International Relations and critical analytic skills through study on campus and, in most cases, study abroad. We prepare students to be well-informed citizens and to make meaningful contributions to the increasingly globalized world. We foster a diverse international community engaged in inquiry, expression, and rigorous scholarship.
Values – Political Science and International Relations
In the Department of Political Science and the International Relations Program at Grand Valley State University, we strive toward acquiring and utilizing knowledge of Political Science and International Relations in a setting of academic freedom, methodological and theoretical pluralism, while encouraging disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration.
September 16, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
GVSU Hillel Presents: Break the Fast dinner for Yom Kippur. We are ending the Jewish High-Holy-day, Yom Kippur, with a dinner catered by Campus Catering! This event will be held on Thursday, September...
September 17, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Each On the Wall Artist Talk features an artist whose work is currently on view on campus discussing their creative process and how their work is influenced by other fields of study. This On...
September 21, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Want to learn a popular French game? Come join us outside to play pétanque (also known as bocce ball in the United States). We hope to see you there! RSVP on LakerLink
September 22, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Conversations of Color are open and honest discussions about race, popular culture, identity, and current events. Conversations of Color happen monthly and are scheduled on Wednesday from 12:00...
Alexys Neal (l) '21 will attend Michigan State University College of Law and Marie Edouard (r) '20 will attend Boston University School of Law.
Aug 2, 2021
The department of Political Science and International Relations is pleased to have four of our students participating in TWCs summer program.
Jul 19, 2021
The Political Science Department is pleased to recognize Rebekkah Bowen and Kylie Boss as our Batchelder Scholars for the 2021-2022 school year.
Apr 28, 2021
Congratulations to Elyssa Linderman, who is this year's winner of the Excellence in a Discipline award for International Relations.
Apr 7, 2021