Gain the skills to navigate a global network
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Do you want to be part of the solution to today’s global problems? The study of international relations at HNU is a stimulating interdisciplinary major with a focus on the “big picture.” You will research the connections between history, political science, business, art, education, and the sciences on an international scale.
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Where an international relations degree can take you
This degree will prepare you for an exciting career in many fields, including international law, diplomacy, advocacy, business, journalism, geography, and economics.
Foreign Service Officer
Human Rights Advocate
Facts & Figures
All of our full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance from Holy Names.
84% of students consider their HNU advisor their mentor.
US News and World Report Best Colleges Guide 2020 ranks HNU 6th Most Diverse University in their Regional Universities West category
Dr. Arturo Lopez-Levy
Dr. Lopez-Levy, a faculty member at Holy Names, is a political scientist who specializes in international politics, comparative politics, and economic development.Read more
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Dynamics of International Relations
Examine the causes of war and ways to peace, with particular consideration of contemporary international issues.
World Politics and Geography
Analyze the concept of mapping: defining boundaries, identifying power territories, and framing the nation-state.
Power and Powerlessness
Explore the relationship between power and powerlessness based on the major systems of social stratification: class, race, ethnicity, and gender.