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The program in International Relations at Cleveland State University is designed to give students the opportunity to engage in a multidisciplinary study of the variety of subjects concerned with international affairs.

Foreign Study Programs.
Students may apply for credit toward their concentration for study-abroad programs including programs at Clermont (France), Germany, and China, as well as for other programs administered through the Center for International Services and Programs at Cleveland State.

Internship Opportunities.
Students can acquire valuable work experience, and can earn up to 5 credit hours through an internship in the U.S. or abroad (sign up for PSC 406). Specific intern assignments will be worked out on an individual basis by the department's International Relations Intern adviser. Hours earned will not reduce the minimum 35 required to satisfy the major.


Successful completion of the major does not assure job placement in an international career. It does offer a number of advantages to students seeking entry placement in domestic and overseas private-sector firms, and nongovernmental organizations where a premium is placed on the ability to interact successfully with people and economic and political practices in other cultures. It also provides an excellent foundation for more specialized graduate study in international studies, and for taking entry-level examinations into international service.

Visit CSU's International Relations Department's webpage for more information

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  • Entrepreneur
  • Journalist
  • Plans and Review Officer, USIA
  • Press Officer, US Embassy
  • Foreign Service Agent
  • Teacher
  • Policy Analyst

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Oral & Written Communication Organizational Numerical Analysis
Interpretation Marketing
Computer Literacy Creative Thinking
Critical Thinking Planning and Budgeting
Decision-making Analytical Skills
Time Management Management (people and activities)
Reading/writing another language Communicating between cultures
Understanding cultural diversity Problem-solving


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