Government & international relations

Students who are interested in learning about the relationships among countries, governments, peoples and organizations or about U.S. policy can gain a perspective of many global issues through a number of Union majors and interdisciplinary studies.

Gain a global perspective through a variety of majors

Possible majors:

Political science, in particular, is an ideal course of study for learning about political systems, international affairs and policy, and governmental institutions, concepts that are applicable on a global scale. history and economics also provide a strong foundation for students considering careers in international relations. Other suggested majors and areas of concentration include Africana studies, American studies, Asian studies, Jewish studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, law and humanities, modern languages and literatures, religious studies, Russia and East European studies, sociology and psychology.

Academic and honor societies:

National Political Science Honor Society ( Pi Sigma Alpha); National History Honor Society (Phi Alpha Theta)

Clubs and organizations:

Model United Nations; Pi Sigma Alpha chapter of Zeta Upsilon; The Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics

Internship opportunities:

Council on Hemispheric Affairs; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Union political policy-making internship, District of Columbia; Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition; U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Senate

Suggested terms abroad/mini-terms:

Argentina mini-term; Brazil (São Paulo); China (Shanghai); England (London York); Ireland (Galway); New Hampshire; Presidential Primary mini-term