What will I learn?

The International Relations major focuses on the study of global and regional governance and politics and emphasizes foreign language proficiency. You will think creatively about complex global problems in the analysis of political, societal, cultural, ethical, and normative aspects of international relations. Courses will explore how to analyze international issues and formulate appropriate strategies and policies to manage them.

Career Options

  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Attorney
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Teacher/Professor
  • International Business Analyst
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Politician
  • Paralegal
  • Nonprofit Employee
  • Foreign Affairs Specialist
  • Federal Agency Official

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,867.00 per year
International Student Fee: USD $550

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete: 3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II), 2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics), additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended). Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science. Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

For international students

Before you can be considered for freshman admission, you must complete:

3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)
2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics)
additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)

Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science. Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

English Language Requirements:

Students taking the IELTS must obtain a score of at least 6.5, with no sub-score below 6.5 to be considered for admission to Virginia Tech. Students taking the PTE must obtain a score of at least 53. Depending on the type of TOEFL used, Virginia Tech expects students to have scores of: Internet-based test: at least 80, with no section sub-score less than 16; Computer-based test: at least 233; Paper-based test: at least 550. Application Deadline: Fall - January 15 (Regular Decision).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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