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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 offers a bachelor's degree program in international relations.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male38
Female80

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian12
Black9
Hispanic5
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White75
Unknown15

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Roanoke College

Salem, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)
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Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)
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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)
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Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

52 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)
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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)
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Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)
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Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)
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Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)
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Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)
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Hampden - Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • International Relations (B)