Prospective Students

Welcome to GVSU International Relations

Are you ready to:

  • Study how terrorist networks are created and how they attract new members?
  • Examine the impact of climate change and how nations are cooperating to slow global warming?
  • Learn why so many of Michigan’s manufacturing jobs have been lost to China, Mexico, and other countries?
  • Read books by famous world leaders and diplomats?
  • Specialize in a region and learn intensely about its language, history, and culture?
  • Travel abroad and learn about international cultures and organizations first hand?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you should consider majoring in International Relations at GVSU. Our program will provide you with the education and skills you need to be successful in a variety of international fields!

The GVSU IR program is Interdisciplinary; to fulfill the major students need to earn credits in:

  • Political Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics and Business
  • Foreign Language

Read more about us, or consult the popular pages below. 


Paul Bratt Spotlight

Paul Bratt

2013 Graduate Now Judicial Clerk in U.S. District Court

Anne Marie Carson Spotlight

Anne Marie Carson

Graduate of the Georgetown Law Class of 2014 and member of the Georgetown Global Law Scholars

Sam Stephenson Spotlight

Sam Stephenson

Member of U.S. Air Force, Graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California

Kristina Bray Spotlight

Kristina Bray

2013 Graduate Working as Customs Compliance Officer

Karissa Kresge Spotlight

Karissa Kresge

2013 IR Grad Works for UNICEF USA

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Reckoning on War Crimes (public lecture) INT 100/201 APPROVED!

February 6, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Deborah Amos, awarding-winning international correspondent for National Public Radio, will discuss war crimes in on-going conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.

Asian Night Market *INT 100/201 APPROVED*

February 10, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Vietnamese Cultural Association in collaboration with other GVSU Asian Organizations are back again this year with our 2nd Annual Asian Night Market! Our event will be on Friday, February...

Oil, Monarchs, & Muftis: The Persistent Role of Religion in Oil-Wealthy Gulf States INT 100/201 APPROVED!

February 16, 2023 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Middle East Studies program is pleased to host Dr. Courtney Jean Freer for a public talk as part of the Michigan Model Arab League. On Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 11:30 - 1:00, Dr....

ASU's Asian New Year Festival

February 18, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

ASU's annual Asian New Year Festival (ANYF) is an event to celebrate Lunar New Year with traditional food, live performances, and a cultural fashion show! All students, faculty, and friends are...

Virtual Info Session: Graduate Fellowships for Foreign Service: Payne, Rangel, Pickering

April 5, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency...

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Reuben Wins Scholarship to Attend the World Affairs Council National Conference

Reuben Wins Scholarship to Attend the World Affairs Council National Conference

Tristan Reuben wins scholarship to attend the National Conference of the World Affairs Conference in Washington, DC.

Oct 13, 2022

GVSU Students Attend the National Security Seminar in Washington, DC

GVSU Students Attend the National Security Seminar in Washington, DC

11 GVSU students spent one week in Washington studying US national security issues.

Sep 12, 2022

New Faculty Member: Professor Camarillo

New Faculty Member: Professor Camarillo

Professor C. Tyler Godines Camarillo joins the Political Science Department as a new assistant professor this semester. Professor Camarillo attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for his undergraduate degree in Political Science.

Aug 26, 2022

Craig Wins GV in DC Scholarship

Craig Wins GV in DC Scholarship

The Political Science Department is pleased to announce that Samantha Craig is our GV in DC Scholarship winner for 2022.

Jun 21, 2022

Recent Grad Interns with Czech Consulate

Recent Grad Interns with Czech Consulate

Stepan Loffelmann is busy with his summer internship at the Consulate of the Czech Republic in Chicago.

May 24, 2022

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