What can a background in international relations do for you?
Knowing and respecting how nations interact is an essential skill in in our increasingly internationalized world.
International relations is applicable to any course of study. You'll see the benefits of a deeper global knowledge as you interact with new people and cultures.
Our international relations minor is an especially good choice for students interested in diplomacy, international development and international nonprofit work.
You'll explore foreign policy, interstate trade, cooperation and war from a variety of perspectives while studying the relationships between countries, governments, peoples and organizations.
The minor is not open to students majoring or minoring in political science. But it is open for those interested in being a better global citizen.
Minor in International Relations. International relations is the study of interactions among countries. It explores countries' foreign policy, interstate trade, cooperation and war. An international relations minor is a strong complement to a number of fields, particularly for students who wish to pursue international study or business. Students may not attain an international relations minor if they have a political science major or minor. The minor requires 24 semester hours with grades of C- or better and at least a 2.00 GPA in the minor. Required courses include POLI-121 Comparative Government and Politics, POLI-131 World Affairs or POLI-133 World Affairs: Statecraft, and 12 semester hours from the following courses: POLI-321 European Union; POLI-331 American Foreign Policy; POLI-333 Development, Globalization and Society; POLI-334 International Organizations and Law; POLI-335 War and Politics; POLI-338 International Political Economy; or other approved courses. Students must also take one other four-semester-hour comparative politics course.