International Relations

The International Relations program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts.

The program enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of international relations by combining the insights and perspectives of different disciplines such as Economics, History, Political Science, Geography, Anthropology, and Asian Studies with the study of languages.

The International Relations Program offers a Major and a Minor. Honours programs in International Relations are available through the Political Science or History departments.

A combined honours is available in:

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Admission to the honours or major programs requires an application by May 15.

The minor can be declared on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when you have third-year standing.

If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the department.


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I have traveled to twenty countries in my degree alone... I have been fortunate to see the world and apply what I learned in the classroom to the issues on the ground.


International Relations Program
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Room 308
6476 NW Marine Dr
Tel: 604-822-1593

International Relations Students Association (IRSA)