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.
Requirements for an International Relations major are:
- 30 hours of courses in international relations
- 16 hours of supporting courses.
- Core courses include:
- Comparative Politics
- International Relations
- a 4 hour internship
- Senior seminar
Also required are:
- a course in microeconomics
- American Politics and Government
- 8 hours of a foreign language beyond the 201 level or its equivalent
- 4 hours from select history courses
- 4 hours from select economics courses
- 16 hours of electives in the major