B.A. in Political Science - International Relations Concentration

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Language/Culture requirement0-15
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202).
Capstone requirement1-15
Core Courses
With the exception of the Capstone Seminar, the core courses should be taken during the first and second year.
PSC 100United States Government and Politics3
PSC 200Political Analysis3
PSC 213International Relations3
PSC 230Introduction to Political Thought3
PSC 240Introduction to Comparative Politics3
Additional 200-level Elective
Select one course:3
Politics of Diversity in the U.S.
Elements of Public Administration
The Politics of the Judicial Process
State and Local Government
Upper Level Requirements
PSC 317Contemporary International Relations3
PSC 320U.S. Foreign Policy 13
Comparative Politics
Select two of the following:6
Middle Eastern Politics
Latin American Culture and Politics
European Politics
Culture and Politics of Asia
Russian Government and Politics
African Politics and Society
International Politics
Select two of the following:6
The United States and Latin America
Russian Foreign Policy
The European Union
International Political Economy
Politics of the Holocaust and Genocide
Politics of Development
Latinx Politics
Additional Course
Select one additional course from the following options: the Comparative Politics, the International Relations, or a study abroad credit bearing experience, or an international affairs oriented internship (study abroad course and internship require chair's permission).3
Capstone Requirement
PSC 401Senior Project in Political Science 33
or PSC 402 Advanced Political Analysis
Select 6 credits of electives6
Total Minimum Credits Required120

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


If project is centered on international affairs, chair's permission required.


These courses fulfill the Capstone requirement.