International Relations

Interdepartmental

ERIK K. PRATT, PH.D.

ALEX STREET, PH.D.

Mission and Goals

International Relations is an interdisciplinary major designed to provide students with the training to pursue careers in international business, government, foreign service, international law, teaching, and other related fields.

The primary goals and objectives of the program are to train generalists who have a sound foundation in technical skills (economics and foreign languages) as well as in the theory and history of International Relations. Moreover, as an interdisciplinary program, International Relations is particularly suited to impart on our graduates the interrelationships among branches of knowledge.

Student Learning Outcomes

Specifically, the program will produce graduates who:

  • Possess a general knowledge and understanding of this interdisciplinary field.
  • Think analytically, critically, and are able to utilize research methodologies appropriate to the field, as demonstrated in the Senior Seminar.
  • Communicate effectively and collaborate well with others.
  • Are prepared for successful graduate study and professional careers.