The International Relations major builds from core requirements in political science and adds interdisciplinary study in economics, foreign language and history to equip students with the tools they need to understand and analyze world affairs, international development and international political economy. The major provides focused training for students who plan to work in a variety of international career fields including international governmental affairs, international business, area studies, relief and development, international law, and graduate study in foreign affairs, law and international politics.
International Relations Major Requirements
Requirements for an International Relations major are 34 hours of courses in international relations and 12 hours of supporting courses.
Core Courses in International Relations
|American Politics and Government
|East Asian Politics
|Middle East Politics
|Latin American Politics
|Politics of Global Development
|Ethics and Foreign Policy
|U.S. Foreign Policy
|International Political Economy
Required Supporting Courses
The major requires 12 hours of supporting courses from other departments. The other 8 hours of supporting courses must be taken from two of the following four categories. The four categories are Foreign Language, Economics, History, and Research: