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International Relations Minor

Ten of the 20 students who graduated in 2018 with minors in International Relations pose with outgoing program director Matthew Evangelista and Einaudi Center associate director Heike Michelsen.

The International Relations Minor provides a structured yet flexible program for studying the politics, economics, history, languages, and cultures of the world. It is open to students in any of Cornell's undergraduate colleges and includes courses from across the university.

Graduates have gone on to successful careers in fields such as international law, economics, agriculture, trade, finance, journalism, education, and government service.


Enrollment Form


See the attached PDFs for a list of approved courses. All courses must be taken for a grade in order to count toward the minor. 

Spending a semester or year abroad can help meet the minor's requirements, including the language requirement.

Fall 2020 Courses

Previous Courses


International Relations Minor
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
156 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7601 

Director: Christopher Way, Department of Government, 306 White Hall

Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Administrative coordinator: Vincent Mauro, 156 Uris Hall, tel (607) 255-7645

Office Hours: Mondays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.