B.A. in Political Science - International Relations Concentration

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral and Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Language Requirement
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202).3-12
Major Core Requirements
Other than the Capstone Seminar, the core courses should be taken during the first and second year
PSC 100U.S. Government and Politics3
PSC 200Political Analysis3
PSC 202Elements of Public Administration3
PSC 213International Relations3
PSC 230Introduction to Political Thought3
PSC 240Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 401Senior Project in Political Science3
Other Major Requirements
GEO 101World Geography3
or GEO 103 Human Geography
HIS 101History of Civilization I3
or HIS 102 History of Civilization II
ECO course chosen under advisement3
Two "international-themed" courses from outside the major 26
Select one additional course from the options below:3
Contemporary International Relations 1
U.S. Foreign Policy 1
Study Abroad course with PSC prefix
PSC internationally focused internship
Comparative Group
Select two of the following:6
Latin American Culture and Politics
European Politics
Culture and Politics of Asia
Russian Government and Politics
African Politics and Society
International Group
Select two of the following:6
The United States and Latin America
Russian Foreign Policy
Contemporary International Relations
International Political Economy
Middle Eastern Politics
Politics of the Holocaust and Genocide
Select 6 semester hours of electives6
Total Minimum Credits Required120

PSC 213 and PSC 240 should be completed prior to taking PSC 317 or PSC 320.


Courses with an international focus, with adviser approval, can overlap with related courses for culture cultures or a related minor (e.g., business, ethnic studies, finance, geography, history, languages and cultures, Latin American and Latino studies, marketing, peace and conflict studies, and women's and gender studies).

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.