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Richard Langill

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Richard Langill

International Relations Program (minor)

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What is the International Relations Program?

The International Relations Program is designed for students who are interested in studying global problems from an interdisciplinary perspective. The program emphasizes the study of political science, foreign language, history and related fields to provide students with an understanding of contemporary issues.

Why study international relations at Saint Martin's?

Saint Martin’s provides a broad liberal arts background with strong emphasis on written and oral skills. It further stresses the ability to think critically about global issues and provides a broad understanding of major value questions in the study of international relations.

Students participating in the International Relations program are provided with:

  • A strong theoretical foundation in international relations.
  • Opportunities for practical experience.
  • Internships through the Washington Semester Program.
  • Study abroad opportunities.

What can I do with this minor?

Graduates with a minor in international relations are prepared for careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Private and non-profit organizations
  • Public service

For a complete list of professional applications, visit For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.

What is required?

  • Nine semester hours of
    • GPH 210 World Regional Geography
    • PLS 300 International Relations
    • PLS/HIS 310 American Foreign Policy or PLS/HIS 330 Cold War
  • Three semester hours of non-western history courses
  • Six semester hours or its equivalent* of intermediate Spanish, French or Japanese
  • Three semester hours from comparative politics, international business, and sociology

*Credit through the Defense Language Institute at the intermediate proficiency level may be used to fulfill this requirement.

Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of international relations courses and requirements (under political science).

All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's general education requirements.

Research/internship opportunities

Our students have completed internships with a large cross-section of local organizations including:

  • Washington Semester Program
  • Washington State Legislature
  • Study abroad

Related fields of study

History (M., m.) | Political science (M., m.)

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