(39 credits)

  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in courses used for the International Relations major.
  • Up to 1/3 of the credits used for any other major or minor may be used to meet the requirements of this major.
Required Courses (21 Credits)
POL227Intro International Politics4
POL300Political Science Research Methods4
Select one of the following:4
Seminar in International Relations
Seminar in American Government and Politics
Seminar in Comparative Politics
Seminar in Political Theory
Seminar in Law
Select one of the following:3
International Relations of the Americas
Chinese Foreign Pol and US
International Politics of the Asia-Pacific
American Foreign Policy
US Foreign Policy Since 1898
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Cultural Anthropology
Political Anthropology
Human Geography
Select one of the following: 13
Economic Development of Latin America
Economic Development of Asia-Pacific
International Trade and Finance
Economics of Development
Elective Courses (18 Credits)
Select twelve (12) credits, by advisement, from courses accepted for the International Relations major and minor. At least nine (9) credits must be in Political Science courses. Select six (6) additional credits in a single world area: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East. Courses must be selected by advisement from those accepted for credit in International Relations. 218
Total Credits39

Or another international economics course approved by the chair. Note that each of the courses listed has a required prerequisite of ECO207 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECO206 Principles of Microeconomics

  • Refer to Courses Accepted for International Relations Credit (Major or Minor). Consult your advisor for updates.
  • No more than one 200-level course (3-4 credits) may count toward the elective requirement.
  • Only nine (9) credits of internship may be applied to the major; the remaining elective credits will be upper-division credits.
  • POL390 Junior Seminar in Political Science may count toward the world-area requirement or as an upper-division Political Science elective.