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International Relations

School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

A major in international relations at Anderson University prepares students to understand and operate in our diverse and increasingly interconnected world. Students will gain the knowledge they need by taking courses focusing on globalization, cross-national and intercultural interactions, and sustainability. They will also engage in an international/intercultural experience, further foreign language skills, and bring their knowledge together in a capstone course.

Program Overview

International Relations

Each major will complete an internship and must travel to participate in an international or intercultural experience. These will be planned in collaboration with the student’s advisor. Anderson University invites a series of experts to campus to talk with students and help them understand the work they intend to pursue.



Among the classes in the 42-to-43-hour major are:

  • International Politics
  • Global Political Economy
  • Peace, Conflict, & Religion
  • Political Violence & Terrorism
  • American Foreign Policy

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Students studying international relations are prepared for a variety of careers after graduation. Some choose to further their education with the intention of teaching others. The degree provides graduates a foundation for work in governmental or non-governmental organizations as translators or consultants, as well as for the international business arena.

OUR international relations FACULTY

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National Security & International Relations

Michael Frank, an employee of Anderson University, Anderson Indiana

Dr. Michael Frank

Professor of Political Science

Connor Sutton

Dr. Connor J. S. Sutton

Assistant Professor of International Relations and National Security

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