International Relations

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Why choose International Relations?


International Relations scholars ask questions such as: How do states manage their coexistence? What factors impact human migration? Can multinational corporations undermine political stability?

International Relations studies cross-border interactions between various groups to understand how such interactions affect people, states, regions, and the global community. This program will give you a solid foundation in the economic, political, and socio-historical interactions between nations. During the course of your studies, you'll gain statistical analysis skills, research capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and competence in a second language (other than English).

Career opportunities

​As an International Relations graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in International Relations can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Program highlights

Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.


Courses in this program

A Multidisciplinary Survey of International Relations, Gateway to Geography, Principles of Microeconomics, The Contemporary World, ​Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology


A member of the Canadian Polar Commission and authority on Canadian security and Arctic issues, senior research fellow, Robert Huebert, has been involved in many aspects of the changing Arctic. Connected to a wide network of academics, media, bureaucrats, and military personnel, he ensures student exposure to all aspects of the international system. “In an increasingly globalized international community, the need for those who understand the international system will continue to grow. Our dynamic program facilitates understanding.

– Robert Huebert, PhD - Associate Professor


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