Core classes in the international relations major include Introduction to Comparative Politics, Evolution of the Global System, and Research Methodology for International Relations. Once you’ve developed a solid understanding of domestic and international politics and sharpened your analytical skills, you’ll select elective courses in your areas of interest, such as environmental threats, international security, or human rights. Language, country and region-specific courses will deepen your understanding of global issues.
We encourage students to earn credit and explore potential careers with internships. Popular internship sites include Boston, Washington, D.C., London and Brussels, but you can pursue opportunities anywhere in the world in person or remotely.
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With a minor in International Relations, you’ll learn to navigate within a global environment while studying in the heart of Boston—a truly international city. To complete the minor, you’ll take two required courses, Evolution of the Global System and Introduction to Comparative Politics, then choose three electives.
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Customize Your Degree
Many international relations students choose courses, minors, or double majors in areas that will complement their skills such as: