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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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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 2017-2018 (6 MiB)

Upcoming Events

 2019 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference:
We will be hosting the arrowhead model united nations conference, April 18-21 2019. Interested students should contact Prof.Battah conference website at

UN/IR Club Meetings and Model UN

Fall 2019: NEW United Nations/ International Relations Student Club Meetings take place every Tuesday, 4:30-5:55 pm, MH 209.  President: Lyndon Carlson, All interested students (non-majors are especially welcome) please use this contact email:

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

International Relations Open House: to be annouced. 

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:

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:

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.



Eiji Kawabata, Ph.D.