International Relations (INRL) is an interdisciplinary major that draws courses from the Departments of Economics, History, Government, and Sociology.
International Relations majors explore the interactions among states, markets, and non-state actors, including international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and multinational corporations. Our courses will encourage you to grapple with the major issues in the international arena--from the challenges of global economic development to the sources and prevention of conflict.
The major in International Relations is distinct from the Global Studies program, which focuses on the culture, history, languages, literature, politics, and religions of major world regions. If you are interested in such a course of study, we encourage you to visit the Global Studies website.