2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science with Emphasis in International Relations, BA


The BA in political science with emphasis in International Relations requires 30 hours of political science courses passed with a grade of "C-" or better and a maximum of 13 hours below the 30000 level.

A maximum of 6 hours, may be applied toward major requirements

POSC 31990International Residential Study


POSC 33023International Organizations Research


POSC 34073Moot Court


POSC 40003Senior Honors in Political Science


POSC 40910Washington Internships


POSC 40960Civic Literacy Internships


POSC 40970Independent Study in Political Science


Any topics courses may be repeated provided the specific subject matter changes. The three-hour seminar taken in conjunction with the Washington Center Internship Program may be counted in addition to six hours of internship.

The department strongly encourages participation in an international educational experience, in a setting where the student's language of study is used.

Specific requirements are as follows: Political Science BA, 30 hours

1. 3 hours of:

POSC 20203Introduction to Political Theory


2. One of the following:  3 hours

POSC 20303International Politics


POSC 20503Introduction to Comparative Politics


3. One additional 20000 level POSC course: 3 hours

4. One of the following:  3 hours

POSC 39XX3POSC 39xx3

POSC 32XX3POSC 32xx3

5. POSC 35XX3 (Comparative Politics): 3 hours

6. POSC33XX3 (International Relations): 3 hours

7. Any three 30000 level or above courses: 9 hours

See the list of pre-approved electives at the bottom of International Relations Minor

8. Any Political science course (an elective): 3 hours

The BA in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations also requires the Interdisciplinary Minor described in the following section or a minor in Asian Studies, British and Colonial/Post-Colonial Studies, or Middle Eastern Studies for the BA-Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations.