This A.A. degree follows the 2+2 plan with St. Mary’s University. Please see your academic advisor for other 2+2 plans with area colleges and universities.
The field of international relations involves cultural, economic, environmental, military and political interactions among states, international organizations, transnational corporations and nongovernmental agencies. The courses from the Palo Alto College Core Curriculum coupled with intensive concentrations in economics, government and/or history will provide the student with a strong foundation in the analytical tools, historical contexts and political processes that play an important role in the daily lives of citizens at the local, national and international levels.
The Associate of Arts in International Relations major provides students with a specialized knowledge of world affairs and is designed to serve as a springboard for students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Arts at a four-year university in fields such as pre-law, economics, public policy and/or employment with agencies such as the U.S. Foreign Service, the federal government, international business relations, banking and financial agencies, and international organizations.
Related Degrees and Certificates
International Studies Local Certificate