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International Relations

The Department of Government offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in International Relations (IR) (42 credits). The links below and to the left provide you with information regarding the details and requirements of the program.

 [PDF] Undergraduate Bulletin 2015-2016 (2 MiB)

Upcoming Events

UN Club meetings and Model UN

Spring 2016: United Nations Student Club Meetings are held this semester on Mondays from 5pm-7pm in the Basement of CSU in Flex Space. All students are welcome to join. For questions, please contact Nathaniel Pesklo at

IR Majors are encouraged to participate in the Model United Nations Program. For details, please contact Dr. Abdalla Battah

International Experiential Learning Requirement

(Applicable to students who declared their IR major in or after Fall 2013, 6-15 credits)

The international experiential learning component consists of a minimum of 6 credits and a maximum of 15 credits. Students are encouraged to satisfy this requirement by undertaking a study at a university abroad. A student may be allowed to satisfy the requirement through an approved internship under certain circumstances. Click here for details.

Foreign Language Requirement

The student may satisfy the IR program language requirement by completing a college level foreign language sequence of two courses (8 semester credits) with grades of “C” or above, or by demonstrating equivalent proficiency in a foreign language (See Bulletin).

Language Testing International: For Approved language testing, please see your adviser for details or consult the website:

Study Abroad, Internships, Jobs, etc...

For a complete list of study abroad information, go to the Study Abroad Informationsection or theKearney International Centerwebpage.Unless specifically noted, the International Relations program does not officially endorse any of the non-MSU organizations listed below:

Graduate studies at the University of Minnesota: The Anoush Khoshkish Fellowship provides one or more years of funding for graduate study in global affairs, global political diplomacy, and related fields in the College of Liberal Arts, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, or the Law School at the University of Minnesota. See the flyer for [PDF] contact information (433 KiB).

International Relations Planning Sheet

Choose your bulletin year and click the link. If you do not know which undergraduate bulletin you should use, ask your advisor.

International Relations Faculty:

International Relations Program Director:

Tomasz Inglot, Ph.D.



Abdalla Battah, Ph.D.



Eiji Kawabata, Ph.D.



Jacqueline Vieceli, Ph. D.