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International Relations

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International Relations

International relations majors are world travelers, humanists, problem-solvers, innovators and advocates. As an international relations major at Linfield, you will study across the disciplines of politics, history, economics, cultures, ethics, literature and language to gain a solid skill set applicable to a global career.

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Meet Gabe, an international relations major at Linfield

As an international relations major at Linfield

you might take:

Introduction to International Politics

Learn to analyze the complexity of the major problems facing humanity today. (POLS 210)

Principles of Economics

Study the founding ideas of economics, finance and opportunity, from agricultural surpluses to global disruptions. (ECON 210)

Cultural Anthropology

Use the assumptions and concepts of anthropologists to study how different cultures and societies organize themselves. (ANTH 111)

Studying international relations at Linfield

Beyond the classroom

  • Develop persuasive communication skills through public debates led by faculty mentors and experience student debaters.

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  • Join the work-study student team in the Department of Political Science and help plan events that engage the whole campus community in thoughtful conversations on current issues.

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  • Participate in collaborative research projects with our expert faculty.

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  • Internships are available in a range of areas and provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills.

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  • Gain different global perspectives – social, cultural, political and economic – while studying abroad at one of Linfield's partner institutions.

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Life After Linfield

You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as:

Administrative Services

  • Project Manager
  • Founder
  • Social Media Coordinator

Government Journalism and Advocacy

  • Legislative Correspondent
  • Advocacy Officer
  • Journalist
  • Chief of Staff
  • Marketing and Outreach Specialist

Estimate wage: $44.5k

Estimate of what Linfield international relations alumni could be making based on their current ages, occupations and geographic locations.

Potential wage: $80.5k

The potential wage is based on the average wage for the occupations.

Top career paths

The top five education-to-career paths of Linfield international relations alumni include:

  • Legislative Correspondent
  • Project Manager
  • Advocacy Officer
  • Founder
  • Journalist


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Patrick Cottrell
Professor and Department Chair
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