Program Overview

How does the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process affect the U.S. and other countries? What steps should be taken to convince Iran’s leaders to reign in their nuclear ambitions? Should the U.N.’s work increasingly rely on Gulf aid?

As an international studies major at Spring Hill College, you’ll explore issues like diplomacy, human rights, international conflict, political risk, and foreign policy—examining how and why changes in one country or society can cause ripple effects around the globe.

Delivery:

On Campus

Average Class Size:

13

Honor Societies:

Pi Sigma Alpha

Faculty Count:

3

Program Goals

International Relations is a multi-disciplinary major that draws from politics, history, economics, law, sociology, psychology, philosophy, ethics, and geography. The study of foreign languages is a necessity, as is a sense of empathy, compassion, and goodwill.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this international studies program will be able to utilize their sharpened critical thinking skills and will be able to look at situations from various perspectives to provide the most optimal solution. The skills students gain from this program are desirable in a variety of professional fields.

Testimonial

“I’ve always been passionate about international relations, but incorporating the social justice aspect of a Jesuit education has motivated me to be an active citizen of the world and to be more knowledgeable of issues that affect its people.” — Taryn Nash

Faculty

  • Thomas Hoffman

    Associate Professor; MLA Director; Department Chair, Political Science

  • Vladislav Kravtsov

    Assistant Professor

  • Kathleen Orange

    Professor

Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent cut in tuition, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2019, 99.5% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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