I need some help in what I’m double majoring in… I know that I want to do International Relations but… what other major can I do that will get me into some foreign service jobs? or an NGO or what can I do? Can anyone help me out a little bit?
artdalliance said:What about a language that is prevalent in the part of the world you’re interested in?
kellerkreative said:Poly-sci and a language of the area you’re interested in, definitely.
the-incandescent said:I’m a Political Science major with a focus on IR/comparative politics, but I’m also taking a handful of French courses. Poli Sci or any foreign language is a good second major.
mildlymorbid said:I know this is a strange selection but sociology has a lot of practical applications around the globe. esp. because it’s research/public policy heavy so it’s applicable in a wide range of fields and countries. I’ve been offered 2 jobs abroad with it
angierah said:Pick something your school is really strong at. I think it’s completely useless to pick up a language in college because you’re generally past language saturation unless you study abroad for a few years. Business, communication design… not psych.
aepocrypha said:or political science / history / economics depending on what you’re interested in, all would compliment it well, but language would be most practical.
the-mobius-strip-club said:Do a language! Opens lots of doors :) (though I’m in Australia so it could be different idk)
whythewhimsy said:There are many areas of IR work, say policy healthcare tourism etc. Seems like it would make most sense if you choose your second major based on which area you’re most interested in, though i suppose a language would be a safe bet.
bewitchthemind said:I would take up another language. Or possibly public policy.
thecoffeetragedy said:languages! for sure, languages are useful… my best friend is doing public administration along with international relations, but I suppose that depends on what your IR program is like!
plumdrum said:definitely a language. or romance languages if american offers that? something that focuses on foreign culture!
echo-ofasoul said:The first thing that came to mind was a language major.