Educating Global Citizens and Leaders
International Relations Undergraduate Program
of international relations majors complete at least one semester away from campus
of international relations majors choose to add a second major
of Maxwell faculty conduct research outside of the United States
Global perspectives. Global impact.
The B.A. entails a highly flexible course of study drawing on all of the social science departments. Students have ample opportunity for study abroad, internships, participation in faculty-led research projects and membership on the Model United Nations team, among many other possibilities.
Our B.S. degree is one of the few offered in the United States. It combines interdisciplinary social science courses with rigorous training in research methods and data analytics, as well as study abroad opportunities, internships and faculty-led research projects. Membership in a range of clubs and activities enhances classroom learning.
The interdisciplinary global political economy (GPE) minor is designed to help students explore the dimensions and implications of globalization and international economics in contemporary international relations.
The interdisciplinary global security studies (GSS) minor draws on the Maxwell School's world-class social science disciplines to help students explore the dimensions of security, conflict and conflict resolution in contemporary international relations.
Maxwell's interdisciplinary international relations program will help you develop a global mindset and prepare you for a meaningful career in business, government or nonprofit organizations. See the range of exciting career paths that are open to IR majors and minors.
International Relations Learning Community (IRLC)
First-year students interested in international relations are invited to join this co-curricular academic and residential community. Focused discussions, workshops and activities bring awareness to international issues and resources. Students take the introductory international relations course together in the fall and are assigned an upperclass student to serve as a peer mentor. Peer mentors share knowledge gained through study abroad, internships, elective coursework, team competitions and more.
Study Abroad or in Washington, D.C.
My time abroad and in Washington, D.C., strengthened my linguistic skills and interest exploring the realms of diplomacy.”
Derek Gutierrez ’21
B.A. in international relations; Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst, U.S. Air Force
International Relations major picked to speak at City of Florence welcome event
Alessandro Pugliese was enjoying his third trip to Florence with Syracuse Abroad when asked to speak. He is working on a project using calcio (soccer) as a tool to help with migrants’ integration into Italian society.
Undergraduate International Relations in Action
Dec 8, 2023
Dec 4, 2023
Nov 16, 2023
International Relations Undergraduate Program Events
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