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. 

Spotlights

Tim Zeeb Spotlight

Tim Zeeb

2002 Graduate Becomes Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie

Jennifer Ventimiglia Spotlight

Jennifer Ventimiglia

Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright Scholar Now Studying Education at U.C. Berkeley

Jasmine (Tolbert) Caldwell Spotlight

Jasmine (Tolbert) Caldwell

2006 Graduate Technical Expert at the Social Security Administration in Chicago

Kaylin Klein Spotlight

Kaylin Klein

Kaylin Klein now working for Fidelity Investments

Matthew Brainovich Spotlight

Matthew Brainovich

Program Analyst, National Preparedness Assessment Division, FEMA

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Events

Destress by Coloring

October 4, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Looking to take an hour to relax and destress? We've got the event for you! Come on over to Kirkhof and participate in some fun French-themes adult coloring. We'll have designs printed and coloring...

Indigenous Peoples' Day: NASA Co-President, Elliot Fair - LIB 100/201 Approved

October 10, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Oct. 10th, KC Pere Marquette, 12:00PM: Elliot Fair, Math-E-Ben-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and GVSU senior in the Natural Resource Management Program will be presenting on his work...

ASU's Taste of Asia

October 14, 2022 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

GVSU's Asian Student Union is thrilled to announce that our annual Taste of Asia fundraiser is back! Not only will there be a variety of Asian cuisines, desserts, and drinks, but we will also...

STUDY ABROAD FAIR

October 18, 2022 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us in person on Tuesday, October 18th for the Fall 2022 Study Abroad Fair! Meet with advisers, browse programs around the world, and begin your study abroad experience! There will be food...

A Conversation with Billy Mills - Olympian Gold Medal Winner 1964 and Social Activist LIB 100/201 Approved

November 17, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Billy Mills, also known as Tamakoce Te'Hila, is an Oglala Lakota former track and field athlete who won a gold medal in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His 1964 victory is considered...

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News

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

Koczak Wins 2022 Outstanding Paper Award

Koczak Wins 2022 Outstanding Paper Award

Katherine Koczak wins the 2022 Outstanding Paper Award in Political Science and International Relations

Apr 20, 2022

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