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International Relations
“Holy Names taught me the importance of critical thinking. It prepared me to be a good communicator, it gave me a sense of responsibility and it gave me a global perspective – in part because of my major and HNU’s diverse student body.”
Steven Borg '86

Bachelor's Degree in International Relations

Do the relationships between cultures and countries intrigue you? Do you want to be part of the solutions to today’s international problems? The study of international relations at HNU is a stimulating interdisciplinary major that gives students the opportunity to study the “big picture.” The major combines studies of global interest in history, political science, business, art, education, and the sciences.

The cultural diversity at HNU provides an ideal environment for this major, and an outstanding faculty employs the understandings of political science, economics, history, sociology, and religious studies in the context of changing relationships among the world’s cultures, peoples, and political entities. Every year students take part in the Model United Nations Far West, which provides a hands-on international learning experience.

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