International relations is a degree program that offers the student a truly interdisciplinary course of studies. The major concentration emphasizes political science, modern history, and international economics. International relations majors often enhance the interdisciplinary nature of their studies by taking a minor concentration in political science, history, economics, business, or modern language; by spending a semester or longer at a foreign university; and/or by participating in the Washington Internship Program.
Students majoring in International Relations acquire valuable skills in communication and analysis, independent judgment, appreciation of different societies and cultures, and knowledge of world affairs and trends, all of which are critical in the increasingly global environment of today and tomorrow.
International Relations is a major rooted in the Jesuit tradition of liberal arts, especially suited to those whose orientation may be toward graduate or legal studies, government service, international business, communications, and education.