I always get so excited when I know of people that wants to know more about international relations. I got my degree in that major and in my perspective, international relations/studies provided me with the ability to analyze world issues from a non biased perspective. The major was compiled of a variety of classes, from micro/macro/international economics, geography, religion, politics, to history, literature, research and study abroad requirements. There are also paths that you will choose from within international relations. For example at California State University Long Beach, students had to choose a specific track from: Journalism, politics, development, and business.
As for jobs, since I chose the development track, I currently work for a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that is focused on the empowerment of low income communities within its county. Definitely I would like to go back for my MA and become a diplomat, but but there are different ways to achieve this since a bachelors in International Relations gives you a very broad knowledge in multiple subjects. Political Science will deal more with the laws or rules of people, International Studies aims to provide students with the skills in language, analytical thinking, research, and economic literacy that are necessary for graduate study and careers in international fields.
Hope that my answer is able to give you an insight to International Relations and the mindset that you could develop with this major.
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