Major Requirements (57 Credits)

Foundation Courses (18 Credits)
POL 100Introduction to Political Science
POL 101Introduction to International Relations
ECN 100Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN 101Principles of Microeconomics

and one of the following pairs of courses

HIS 100Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval
HIS 101Western Civilization II: Modern


HIS 104Global History I: Traditions, Encounters, and Adaptation from the Stone Age to the 16th Century
HIS 105Global History II: Globalization, the Emergence of the Modern State, and Coping with Change
Required Courses (12 Credits)
POL 300Comparative Politics
POL 301Theories of International Relations
POL 321International Organization
POL 377International Political Economy
Capstone Requirement (6 Credits)
POL 497Readings and Methods in Political Science and International Relations
POL 499Senior Thesis
Departmental Electives (12 Credits)

Four of the following:

ECN 303Development Economics
HIS 355The World and the West in the Long 19th Century
GER 301Advanced German, Part II
FRE 301Advanced French, Part II
ITA 301Advanced Italian, Part II

or any 200-/300- level POL course

Interdisciplinary Electives (9 Credits)

Any course at 200-level or above in HIS or ECN or:

AHT 218THarbor Cities: Architecture, Vision, and Experience
BUS 410Organizational Behavior and Leadership
COM 201Fundamentals of Media Studies and Criticism
COM 301Globalization and Media
COM 302Intercultural Communication: Theory, Research, and Practice
COM 310Issues in Journalism
COM 352Environmental Discourses
CLCS 350Culture and Human Rights
ENV 230TFreshwater Conservation
MAT 200Calculus
MAT 201Introduction to Statistics
PSY 201Social Psychology
PSY 220Multicultural Psychology

The department strongly recommends that IR majors take a POL Academic Travel course

*All Bachelor of Arts degrees require a total of 120 credits consisting of Core Requirements, Major Requirements, and General Elective courses. Prerequisites may be required for courses outside of the major.