International Relations, BA
International Relations addresses the ways in which governments, private groups, and individuals relate to each other in the global political and economic systems. The program provides a solid grounding in the methodologies of political science, history, and economics. The curriculum draws on the best courses relevant to world politics, offers a well-rounded liberal arts education, and helps prepare students for law or business school, Ph.D. programs, and international careers.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|Theory and Method|
|PSCI 0400||Introduction to International Relations||1|
|INTR 3500||Research Methods/Practice in IR||1|
|Select 2 course units of International History courses||2|
|International Political Economy:|
|PSCI 1402||International Political Economy||1|
|or ECON 0500||International Economics|
|Select 1 course unit of Elective in International Political Economy||1|
|Select 3 course units of Electives comprising a thematic or regional area of concentration||3|
|Select 1 course unit of Elective in Non-Western||1|
|Select 1 course unit of Elective in International Security/Foreign Policy||1|
|Select 1 course unit of Elective||1|
|INTR 4197||Senior Seminar for Thesis Research I||1|
|INTR 4297||Senior Seminar For Thesis Research II||1|
|Total Course Units||34|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 and a GPA of 3.6 in the Major. An honors thesis and completion of an upper level language course are required.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.