May 08, 2021
Political Science and International Relations
Michael Federici, program coordinator
The major in International Relations requires 37 semester hours of work. A foreign language component is required. It is preferable that minors and electives be in foreign languages, humanities, or social science offerings that significantly contribute to an understanding of economic, geographical, historical, and cultural factors in international relations or in areas that provide students with substantive skills related to a professional environment such as business and computer science. Recommended related courses in social science are ANTH 2010 ; ECON 2410 , ECON 4440 , ECON 4470 ; GEOG 3420 , GEOG 3430 , GEOG 4500 ; HIST 3150 , HIST 4330 , HIST 4340 ; SOC 4511 , SOC 4520 . Interdisciplinary minors with a cross-cultural or area studies emphasis are also recommended.
General Education (41 hours)
General Education requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
The following General Education course is recommended for this major:
Major Requirements (37 hours)
International Relations (6 hours)
Comparative Government (6 hours)
Substitutions may be made with the advisor’s consent.
PS Electives (6 hours)
Six hours from the courses listed above or from
Foreign Language (12 hours)
General Electives (12-15 hours)
Total hours in program: 120
Curriculum: International Relations, B.A.
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
- PS 4240 - American Foreign Policy 3 credit hours
- PS elective in Comparative Government 3 credit hours
- PS elective in International Relations 3 credit hours
- Minor courses 6 credit hours
- FL 2010 and 2020 6 credit hours
- PS elective 3 credit hours
- General electives 6 credit hours