International relations is an interdisciplinary major that leads to careers or graduate study in government, law, international business and finance, communications, and diplomacy. Graduates can also seek employment with nonprofit international institutions, such as the United Nations or the World Bank.
In their coursework, international relations majors not only draw heavily on political science courses, but also select courses in anthropology, economics, modern languages, history, and psychology. Working with their academic advisor, students fashion a concentration in such areas as diplomacy, international business, national security studies, and the history and culture of a geographic region. Students must also study a foreign language. Study abroad is encouraged.