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 (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree111
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate2

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male44
Female69

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian16
Black4
Hispanic7
White71
Multiple Races7
Non Resident Alien2
Unknown5

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: 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:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Political Scientists

Description

Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, political scientists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -2.3% from 2014 to 2024

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

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
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Liberty University

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

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 7 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

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

Programs

  • International Relations (B)

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