international relations and political science?

<p>does vandy have an international relations major? if it doesn't, how is its political science major? what does it rank? how well is it known? thanks!</p>

<p>bump10char</p>

<p>Theres no IR per se, but you can do both public policy and political science with an international focus. They're both highly regarded programs, but I personally think public policy is cooler since it's basically polisci with more focus on economics and sociology.</p>

<p>Also, vanderbilt has really good international language/culture departments. the european studies is one of the best, and asian studies, arabic studies, and latin american studies are all good too.</p>

<p>I quote from my admissions counselor [because that's my major too!]:</p>

<p>"So if you are interested in International Relations you have a couple of options:</p>

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Within the College of Arts and Science, where you've been accepted, there are lots of programs in regional studies (e.g. Latin American Studies, European Studies, East Asian Studies, et cetera).
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Within the Peabody College's major in Human and Organizational Development, there's a track called "International Leadership and Development". Definitely a business focus here, but a good program.
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Again within A&S, there's always the option to design your own major. You could design a mix of classes that fits your interests and have one of the A&S Deans approve it.
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<p>I hope this is useful. Let me know if there's anything else I can do."</p>