International Relations Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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International Relations Degree

The international relations program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prepares students for careers in Foreign Service, civil service positions in the state department, the military, congress, the United Nations, other government agencies, and the private sector as a consultant. The program focuses on international politics and institutions and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Program courses include: international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, national security and strategic studies, international law and organization, and they theory and practice of diplomacy. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer international relations degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the International Relations Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Students by Academic Level (2014)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree89
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate3

Students by Gender (2014)

 Graduates
Male26
Female66

Students by Race (2014)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian6
Black2
Hispanic13
White58
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the International Relations program at Virginia Tech, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Chief Executives

Description

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering International Relations Programs in Virginia

International Relations programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Roanoke College

Salem, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 71 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Hampden - Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

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