Prepare yourself for a career in our global society by studying international issues through the lenses of politics, economics, history, languages and anthropology.
As an international relations (IR) major, you’ll integrate the study of politics, economics, history and foreign languages to gain the skills you need to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
IR students spend at least a semester abroad for a first-hand introduction to a foreign society. A thesis and study in one or two languages are required.
Our IR program gives motivated students core skills in leadership and communication, analyzing issues and problems, and synthesizing different disciplinary approaches—all qualities needed for careers in a global context.
Common career paths include public service, non-governmental organizations, business, law and academia. Pomona is among the top 50 U.S. colleges and universities with career diplomat graduates.