International Relations Major

Sample Courses

  • Comparative Politics
  • Intro to International Politics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Theories of International Relations
  • US Foreign Policy

Popular Electives

  • Developing World Politics
  • The European Union
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • International Law
  • International Organizations
  • Politics of East Asia
  • Politics of Russia and Eurasia
  • Terrorism and National Security
  • War and Peace in the Middle East
  • Women and Politics

Recent Internships

  • The Clinton Foundation
  • SUNY Global Center
  • US Embassies (Ottawa, Quito, and others)
  • United Nations

International Relations Major

Why study international relations at Geneseo?

In the multidisciplinary international relations program, students may take the courses of greatest interest to them, dipping into the fields of political science, international relations, history, geography, sustainability, communication, sociology, economics, business, and more. Students choose one of four concentrations: Global Political Economy, War and Peace Studies, Regional and Comparative Studies, or Development and Sustainability Studies. International relations majors are expected to complete a study abroad program OR an internship in the field of international relations.


Program Options

Program Highlights

  • Award-winning faculty with considerable international and applied experience
  • Strong tradition of study abroad (Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Morocco, Egypt, Peru, Ghana, Japan, Oxford, Germany, Russia, and more)
  • Model United Nations Club that participates in numerous conferences annually
  • Career trips and networking with alums in Washington, DC
  • Panels/round tables by leading scholars and practitioners on current events in international politics

Example Careers

  • International and Regional Organizations
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • The United Nations
  • United States Foreign Service
  • US Department of Commerce

Recent Employers or Grad Schools

  • American University
  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • George Washington University
  • John Hopkins University (SAIS Europe)
  • London School of Economics
  • New York University
  • Syracuse University (Maxwell School)
  • Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • University College London
  • University of Pittsburgh GSIA

Contact Info

Raslan Ibrahim, Program Coordinator
Fraser 105D

International Relations

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