IR Degree Requirements

International Relations Major Requirements

I. Major Program Requirements

Thirty-three semester credits of international relations, including:

  • IR 495 Research Seminar in International Relations
  • PO 102 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PO 115 International Relations
  • PO 222 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PO 243 Political Economy
  • PO 306 Political Research Methods

And at least 6 semester credits from the following:

  • HI 342 American Diplomatic History
  • PO 321 Citizenship: Think Global, Act Local
  • PO 342 War and Peace
  • PO 344 Contemporary Global Issues
  • PO 348 International Negotiation

And the remainder to be chosen from the following:

  • AN/SO 204 Cultural Anthropology
  • BA 392 International Business
  • BA 393 India: Socioeconomic Issues
  • CO 325 Intercultural Communication
  • EC 306 International Economics: Trade and Organization
  • EC 406 International Economics: Finance and Economic Systems
  • ENLT 334 World Literature
  • HI 205 Nineteenth Century Europe 
  • HI 241 History of the Modern Middle East
  • HI 251 Introduction to East Asia
  • HI 271 History of Modern Latin America
  • HI 291 Modern African History
  • HI 307 The Cold War
  • HI 314 Modern France: From Revolution to European Union
  • HI 316 Modern Germany: From Blood and Iron to Nazis and Communists
  • HI 317 Interwar Europe: From Versailles to Hitler
  • HI 352 American-East Asian Relations
  • HI 382 World War II
  • IR 425 Internship in International Relations
  • IR 486 Readings and Conference
  • IR 499 Honors Thesis
  • PHIL 203 Islam Philosophy & Culture
  • PHIL 223 Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL 256 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PO 205 Early Modern Political Thought
    • or PO 332 Late Modern Political Thought
  • PO 241 Democracy and Autocracy
  • PO 242 State and Nation in World Politics
  • PO 243 Political Economy
  • PO 244 Contemporary Global Issues
  • PO 306 Political Research Methods
  • PO 321 Citizenship: Think Global, Act Local
  • PO 342 War and Peace
  • PO 344 Contemporary Global Issues
  • PO 348 International Negotiation
  • SP 401 Topics in Spanish Peninsular Culture and Literature
  • SP 403-404 Topics in Latin American Culture and Literature I or II
  • TH 211 Comparative Religion

II. Other Program Requirements

Option 1: Economics

  • EC 201-202 Principles of Economics
  • and EC 406 International Economics: Finance and Economic Systems 

or Option 2: Language

  • Completion of a modern second language through the intermediate level.

Note: All degree students should review requirements for graduation as described in the catalog.

International Relations Minor Requirements

I. Minor Program Requirements

Twenty-one semester credits of international relations, including:

  • PO 102 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PO 115 International Relations

And the remainder to be chosen from the following, drawing from at least three different subjects:

  • AN/SO 204 Cultural Anthropology
  • BA 392 International Business
  • BA 393 India: Socioeconomic Issues
  • CO 325 Intercultural Communication
  • EC 306 International Economics: Trade and Organization
  • EC 406 International Economics: Finance and Economic Systems
  • ENLT 334 World Literature
  • HI 205 Nineteenth Century Europe 
  • HI 241 History of the Modern Middle East
  • HI 251 Introduction to East Asia
  • HI 271 History of Modern Latin America
  • HI 291 Modern African History
  • HI 307 The Cold War
  • HI 314 Modern France: From Revolution to European Union
  • HI 316 Modern Germany: From Blood and Iron to Nazis and Communists
  • HI 317 Interwar Europe: From Versailles to Hitler
  • HI 352 American-East Asian Relations
  • HI 382 World War II
  • IR 425 Internship in International Relations
  • IR 486 Readings and Conference
  • IR 499 Honors Thesis
  • PHIL 203 Islam Philosophy & Culture
  • PHIL 223 Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL 256 Social and Political Philosophy
  • PO 205 Early Modern Political Thought
    • or PO 332 Late Modern Political Thought
  • PO 241 Democracy and Autocracy
  • PO 242 State and Nation in World Politics
  • PO 243 Political Economy
  • PO 244 Contemporary Global Issues
  • PO 306 Political Research Methods
  • PO 321 Citizenship: Think Global, Act Local
  • PO 342 War and Peace
  • PO 344 Contemporary Global Issues
  • PO 348 International Negotiation
  • SP 401 Topics in Spanish Peninsular Culture and Literature
  • SP 403-404 Topics in Latin American Culture and Literature I or II
  • TH 211 Comparative Religion

II. Other Program Requirement

Option 1: Economics

  • EC 201-202 Principles of Economics
  • and EC 406 International Economics: Finance and Economic Systems 

or Option 2: Language

  • Completion of a modern second language through the intermediate level.