Major Requirements (48 Credits)

Foundation Courses (12 Credits)
POL 100Introduction to Political Science
POL 101Introduction to International Relations

and one of the following pairs

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 (9 Credits)
POL 300Comparative Politics
POL 301Theories of International Relations
POL 302Political Philosophy
Capstone Requirement (6 Credits)
POL 497Readings and Methods in Political Science and International Relations
POL 499Senior Thesis
Departmental Electives (15 Credits)

Five of the following:

GER 301Advanced German, Part II
FRE 301Advanced French, Part II
ITA 301Advanced Italian, Part II

or any POL courses at the 200- or 300-level

Interdisciplinary Electives (6 Credits)
CLCS 350Culture and Human Rights
CLCS 371Law and Culture
COM 201Fundamentals of Media Studies and Criticism
COM 301Globalization and Media
COM 310Issues in Journalism
COM 352Environmental Discourses
ENV 230TFreshwater Conservation
PSY 201Social Psychology
PSY 310Organizational Psychology

or any HIS course at 200-level or above.

The department strongly recommends that students 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.