Why We're Different
The Monitor: Our journal publishes original research conducted by undergraduate students.
The W&M Global Research Institute offers many student research opportunities.
Through the W&M Project on International Peace and Security, students grapple with global security issues and write briefs suggesting ways to improve current policy.
Our International Relations students study the economic, historic, and political relations among global political actors. The program integrates perspectives and understanding from several different disciplines through teaching, research, and study abroad.
Courses focus on core knowledge, methodologies, social and cultural contexts, and a capstone experience. See the Undergraduate Catalog to explore the complete list of International Relations courses.
Many of our faculty research projects involve undergraduate students. These collaborations include local and international field research, articles, and conference presentations.
Students plan international service trips and participate in campus organizations. We host a chapter of the honor socety Phi Beta Delta, and teams fielded by our International Relations Club are four-time champions of the World Model United Nations.
Our alumni follow diverse paths. Many continue their studies at graduate and professional programs. Others join the Peace Corps or other non-profit organization, or launch a wide variety of careers. A major in International Relations can help you achieve whatever goals you set for yourself.
Talk to Us
Want to know more? Our current students and faculty want to connect with you.
- Get an inside look: contact a current International Relations major
- Ask a professor: [[amvanderveen, Professor Maurits van der Veen, Interim Director]]