Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations
For information on the Accelerated Bachelor to Masters Program: B.S. in International Relations/ M.A. in International Affairs (click here)
Are you looking for a major that's exciting, challenging, and fun? Try International Relations through the Department of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University. Find out how to expand your opportunities to travel and experience other cultures. If you've ever wanted to see Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Venice, Sâo Paulo,Nairobi or London, a career in international relations might be for you.
Do you have an interest in governments and how they operate? Why governments fail
and new ones take their places? Why nations go to war or make peace? Why civil wars
occur? Why changes in the U.S. interest rate or the Tokyo stock exchange make economic
ripples worldwide? Why some nations are rich and others poor? Majoring in International
Relations will encourage you toward deeper explorations of all these issues and more.
The International Relations Student. International Relations students not only take specialized courses in Political Science, they also participate in a wide variety of activities. International Relations majors may participate in the Society of International Affairs. This group is involved in competitions that are held at Model United Nations and crisis simulation meetings. Recent competitions have been held in Washington, Philadelphia, Charlottesville, and Chicago. Students also have opportunities for internships. In recent years students have successfully competed for State Department internships resulting in positions with U.S. missions to the U.N., London, and Paris.
The International Relations Graduate. Graduates of the International Relations program have become U.N. employees, diplomats, import company representatives, Peace Corps volunteers, U.S. Government employees, and staff assistants to members of Congress.
Recent graduates can be found all over the globe in positions such as:
Model U.N .:The Political Science Department offers an excellent Model U.N. team that regularly
places highly in competition with major universities.
High school seniors are elligible for the Harry J. horne Scholarship. This scholarship pays tuition for the first semester as International Relations major at MTSU. Applications are available in Peck Hall 209 or on line.
(37 credit hours):
II. Two courses from both fields (12 hrs):
Please refer to the proper Upper-Division Form for the complete requirements.
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