ACT’s prestigious BA in IR features career-track training in international diplomacy, with an internationally oriented pre-law option for American students. The program of studies is particularly strong in American and EU politics, international law and organizations, gender, globalization, and contemporary Balkan and Aegean affairs.
IR majors may choose one of three four-course specializations, Diplomacy, Sustainability, and International Business (in collaboration with the Division of Business), while ACT students majoring in other disciplines may opt to take a Minor in Diplomacy and International Relations.
The Dukakis Center offers opportunities for students to undertake formal and informal internships on and off campus, and allows students to interact directly with senior practitioners in public affairs. The Center hosts many extracurricular activities, including guest lectures, MUN simulations, study trips, and so on.
Our graduates have had outstanding success in post-graduate study, gaining admission to the most prestigious European and American universities, and experiencing success at the highest levels of professional life. Recent graduates have been accepted for post-graduate study at the Fletcher School, Johns Hopkins SAIS (Washington, Bologna, and Nanjing campuses), Georgetown, Columbia, the Maxwell School, NYU, LSE, King’s College War Studies, IHEID Geneva, and the College of Europe.
Our goals are to:
Where have they worked?
Alumni of the IR program have been offered jobs by the following companies and agencies, among many others: