International Relations

Bachelor of Arts

Cymone Fourshey teaching

Bucknell's multidisciplinary international relations major prepares you to make a difference on a global scale. Along with learning about the interconnected world, our students secure internships with organizations such as the French foreign ministry, the Macedonian Red Cross and Women for Women in Rwanda, and earn prestigious fellowships that lead to careers in public service and the private sector. Students complement their on-campus study with off-campus experience and collaborate on faculty research. With in-depth, hands-on knowledge of our globalized world, you will graduate prepared for jobs that empower you to effect change.

Find your path to international relations at Bucknell

Launch a Global Career

Nearly all of our international relations majors study abroad, preparing them to make a difference in our globalized world.

Our alumni excel in diverse fields, including:

  • Law
  • International business
  • Banking and finance
  • NGOs
  • Journalism
  • Think tanks
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Spring 2024
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Live Your Passion for Global Issues

Bucknell's Global Residential College offers students the chance to live and learn with others who share their keen interest in issues impacting societies, economies and political structures around the world. Global College students share a residential space and together take a provocative, challenging course; go on trips; serve the community; and forge lasting friendships.

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Degree Programs

Bucknell offers a major and minor in international relations.

Majors can choose from five areas of concentration:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe, Eurasia and Russia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • The Middle East

They can also pursue one of four thematic tracks:

  • Foreign policy and diplomacy
  • Sustainability and development
  • Global governance and conflict resolution
  • Culture and identity

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International Relations