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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.languagetesting.com
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:
- Department of Government Internship Information
- Security and Society Summer Program, Warsaw, Poland
- Crossroads of Empires: Central Europe and the Balance of Power.
- Jewish Heritage Summer
- Jewish Studies in Poland
- 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
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 contact information.
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.
- Students using Bulletin 2013/2014 for graduation or later.
- Students using Bulletin 2011/2012, or 2012/2013 for graduation
- Students using Bulletin 2008/2009, 2009/2010, or 2010/2011 for graduation
International Relations Faculty:
International Relations Program Director:
Tomasz Inglot, Ph.D.
Abdalla Battah, Ph.D.
Eiji Kawabata, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Vieceli, Ph. D.