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.
UN/IR Club Meetings and Model UN
Fall 2018: NEW United Nations/ International Relations Student Club Meetings take place every Tuesday, 4:00-5:55 pm, MH 209. President: Lyndon Carlson, All interested students (non-majors are also welcome) please use this contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Experiential Learning Requirement
(Applicable to students who declared their IR major 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: www.languagetesting.com
Study Abroad, Scholarships, Internships, Jobs, etc...
For a complete list of study abroad information, go to the Study Abroad Information section or the Center for Education Abroad and Away webpage. Unless specifically noted, the International Relations program does not officially endorse any of the non-MSU organizations listed below:
- Departmental Scholarship Information-Political Science (Including IR)
- Departmental Scholarship Information-International Relations and Foreign Students
- Department of Government Internship Information
- Security and Society in the Information Age (This is our featured Study Abroad Program in the SUMMER 2018 - for details please contact Dr. Tom Inglot (email@example.com).
- Univesity of Minnesota's Learning Abroad Center has international development programs in four countries: Kenya, Senegal, Ecuador, and India. Click each link for details.
- Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Program www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program
- Global Promise Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship (up to $1000)
- Mason Study abroad program
- Summer School - Vienna, Austria shs.univie.ac.at
- Study Abroad - Poland, Summer 2017
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:
Abdalla Battah, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Vieceli, Ph. D.
Tomasz Inglot, Ph.D.