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 relations minor 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.


On Campus


15 Credits

Clubs and Organizations:

Student Government Association (SGA), Political Science and International Studies Club, Springhillian Newspaper

Average Class Size:


Program Goals

The international studies minor at Spring Hill College is great for students who want to expand their mindset and think globally. This program provides insight into international relations and politics while giving students the ability to analyze domestic issues with a global lens.

Career Outlook

Graduates with a minor in international studies will have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will allow them to analyze situations from multiple perspectives. This program will also give students an overview of political history that they can use their knowledge of to pave their career the way they want.


“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


  • Thomas Hoffman

    Associate Professor; MLA Director; Department Chair, Political Science

  • Vladislav Kravtsov

    Associate Professor

  • Kathleen Orange


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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