The study of diplomacy prepares students for a wide range of careers in international affairs. These include positions with the U.S. or foreign diplomatic services, international organizations, Congress, and non-governmental organizations. Graduates with diplomacy concentrations have also found careers in regional, state, provincial, or local government, as well as with think tanks, private foundations, journalism, and business.
This interdisciplinary concentration centers on mastering strong communications, analytical, and leadership skills, with an aim toward the formulation and implementation of policy options. A solid understanding of international political and economic statecraft is particularly important, as is the development of negotiating, conflict resolution, and cross-cultural communication skills. Developing a regional specialization is also a plus.
Required: DIP 600 Comparative Foreign Policy
Potential course work includes virtually all courses offered by the Patterson School, all international courses offered by the Department of Political Science, and contemporary regional courses offered by the Department of History and the Department of Geography.