International Relations

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Advisor: Dr. Ruby Libertus

Program Overview

The international relations major is designed for students interested in learning about and/or pursuing a career in diplomacy and regionalized or international politics. The major also includes studies in economics, theology, and linguistics and requires a minor. A student majoring in international relations will be adequately prepared for the diversity in the modern global arena through a strong foundation of Judeo-Christian principles as they apply to international studies. This degree can be completed in three years by following the degree-in-three plan sheet.

Degree Requirements

General Education: 56 hours

Major Courses: 36 hours

Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Comparative Politics
International Relations
Protocol and Diplomacy
International Political Economy
Political Science Research Methods
Model United  Nations Internship
American Foreign Policy
Senior Paper/Project 
Choice of two courses from the following:
     Modern Europe
     Colonial Latin America
     Survey of Latin America
     Islamic Middle East
     Ancient Near East
     Modern China and Japan
     History of India and Southeast Asia
     Rise of Modern Israel
     Internship in International Studies
     Western Political Theory
     Christian Faith and Government Theory
     Area Studies
     Readings in Government
     Campaign Strategies
     Major Religions of the World

Cognate: 3 hours

Grant Writing
Any World History course
Cross Cultural Communications

Minor: 18 hours
Electives: 7 hours
Degree Total: 120 hours (minimum)

Traditional - Degree Plan
Degree in 3 - Degree Plan

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Career Options 
  • Conflict Mediator
  • Global Crisis manager
  • United Nations Official
  • Global Intel Analyst/C.I.A
  • Non-governmental Organization Program Manager/Administrator
  • International Consultant/Advisor
  • Foreign Journalist/Correspondent/Anchor
  • Think Tank Staff
  • State Department Official/Spokesperson/DSS
  • Ambassador/Diplomat/Regional Specialist
  • International government contractor/consultant/employee
  • International Project Analyst/Implementer
  • International auditor
  • International Procurement Officer
  • Path to International lawyer
  • Path to Global Economist
Internship Opportunities
  • Dalit Freedom Network (DFN)
  • GreenTech, Sri Lanka
  • International Justice Mission (IJM)
  • Institute for Justice and Peace, India.
  • World Compassion
  • Kabul International School, Afghanistan
  • Tulsa Global Alliance
  • United Nations Association of Eastern Oklahoma
  • International Relief and Development
  • Compassion International
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • International Christian Concerns (ICC)
  • Tulsa Council on Foreign Relations

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