International Relations, BS

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

A major in international relations focuses on economic relations between states, a crucial area of study in today's globalized world. Students are introduced to the politics of foreign countries. They develop an understanding of how countries interact and acquire a deep appreciation for the root causes of problems that transcend national boundaries.

Requirements for the major are the same for BS and BA students, except that the major for the BS requires a set of statistics, research, experiential courses, while the major for the BA does not.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • possess a broad understanding of international relations;
  • be able to apply a theoretical approach in international relations to understand a specific area of international relations;
  • have effective written and oral communication skills; and
  • be able to conceptualize problems and apply analytical tools to solve them.