Political Science and International Relations
Make sense of the world and begin your career
Globalization, liberalization, migration, regionalization, integration, revolution, digitalization, climate change, demographic change, interdependence… We may hear these words and may find it difficult to make sense of them. Yet, they affect us.
In our world of continuous change, we need to understand the forces and actors that affect how we think, how we work, how we live and how we live with others. The major in Political Science and International Relations prepares and encourages you to recognize, analyze, evaluate the role of major actors, structures and processes in our world.
A more developed understanding of the world allows you, the citizen, to choose and advocate better public policies on the local, national, and global levels. It allows you, the person, to approach problems from other viewpoints and develop different solutions that others may not see.
The Political Science and International Relations major is traditionally considered excellent training for careers in government and diplomatic service, law, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses that work with the public sector as well as for further education in graduate programs.
Graduates of the Political Science and International Relations program have gone on to complete graduate programs in Politics and other fields at prestigious universities such as the College of Europe, Harvard University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Oxford University, Princeton University, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Graduates have gone on to careers in European and North American universities, non-governmental organizations, national ministries, European Union institutions, corporations and private companies.
I owe a great deal of my career success to the American University in Bulgaria. There I developed skills for effective communication, learned how to work both independently and as part of a team, and accumulated knowledge in many diverse areas.