The program offers both a major
and a minor
in international relations. For both the major and minor, reading proficiency in a foreign language is required.
As part of the IR program, you'll be studying with, working with, and even traveling with world-class faculty members and other driven, interested students as you develop your interest in and understanding of world affairs.
Each year, the IR program cosponsors an off-campus study
group in Geneva, Switzerland
. This opportunity allows a group of students, most of whom are majoring in political science or international relations, to explore contemporary international organizations; European politics, life, culture, history, and thought; and the history and development of international law and courts.
We offer other off-campus opportunities as well, including several three- to five-week extended study
opportunities. One example is the National Security Extended Study in New York City
, where students meet with diplomats from countries involved in major conflicts around the world, news producers from various media outlets, and representatives of non-governmental organizations.