International Relations

International Relations

Have Degree in International Relations - Will Travel

The world of the 21st century is smaller than ever. Today’s college students are, by necessity, global citizens, and Canisius students who major in International Relations  gain excellent preparation for professions that require communications, analytical skills and knowledge of the world. International Relations majors gain an understanding of global history and politics, an awareness of foreign governments and cultures, and an ability to communicate and live among people in other countries. By learning a modern foreign language, traveling and living abroad, and taking a rigorous curriculum of courses in history, political science, economics, and international business, each International Relations major develops a strong foundation of knowledge and skills useful in jobs in law, government, diplomacy, education, academia, and business.

Why Choose International Relations at Canisius

  • Study Abroad Encouraged - Study abroad is an integral part of this major, and Canisius offers many opportunities. Students can spend a semester or more in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, El Salvador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Peru, Spain, or South Korea.
  • Nearly 100% of Canisius students who want career-related internships get them. Here are some of the organizations International Relations students have held internships:
    • United States Embassy in Accra, Ghana
    • Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, New York City
    • World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
    • National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Washington, D.C.
    • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, D.C.
    • Hope Refugee Services, Buffalo
    • National Iranian American Council
  • Graduate School or Fellowships - During the past decade the Canisius International Relations program has produced 6 Fulbright scholars who have gone on to study in Austria, Colombia, Italy, Germany, Peru, and Ukraine. In that time at least 16 graduates have won admission into highly competitive graduate degree programs at schools including Columbia University, Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, as well as programs abroad including the London School of Economics, the University of Kassel in Germany, and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Two have gone on to Ph.D. programs, at the University of Edinburgh and the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Exciting Job Opportunities – Graduates with International Relations degrees work as lawyers, agents and officials in government agencies like Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, managers at international banking and finance institutions, freelance writers, and coordinators of international student activities at colleges and universities.

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