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 2017: Students interested in joining the United Nations/ International Relations Student Club please contact Nathaniel Pesklo at 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 Kearney International Center 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 Summer Program, Warsaw, Poland (This is our featured Study Abroad Program in the SUMMER 2017 - for details please contact Dr. Tom Inglot (email@example.com). Dr. Inglot will be the program leader in collaboration with the university in Poland - Collegium Civitas)
- 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
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:
Eiji Kawabata, Ph.D.
Abdalla Battah, Ph.D.
Tomasz Inglot, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Vieceli, Ph. D.