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About the Program

In the international relations program, you will study the economic, historical, political and social interactions of nation-states, along with the interactions among states, markets and non-state actors (such as international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, multinational corporations and terrorist networks). International relations is truly interdisciplinary, blending the study of government, economics, sociology and history through teaching, research, language and study abroad.

What Makes Us Different

  • The Monitor

    Write for a journal that publishes original research conducted by undergraduate students.

  • W&M Global Research Institute

    Explore many opportunities for students to conduct research with faculty.

  • Variety of Opportunities

    Get hands-on experience through opportunities including the Exodus Project and the Department of Defense internship.


  • Top 50
    Best Schools for International Relations in America
    Niche 2024
  • Top 30
    Best Schools for Political Science in America
    Niche 2024
  • # 5
    Top 20 Best Public Schools for Making an Impact
    The Princeton Review 2024

Applied Learning



International relations alumni go on to achieve any goal they set in solving contemporary global problems. Some continue their studies at many of the best graduate and professional programs in the country. Others go on to be Fulbright Scholars or join the Peace Corps or State Department and put their skills to use in an international context.

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International Relations Program


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Courses Disclaimer

*Courses listed are examples. Course availability changes each semester.