Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
International Relations/Comparative Politics Concentration
Looking for a career with an international flair such as a position with the United Nations or State Department? Are you interested in better understanding international organizations, foreign policy concerns, and other issues in world politics?
The International Relations/Comparative Politics concentration grounds you in the study of international relations through the study of nations, states, intergovernmental organizations and multi-national corporations.
Through theory and hands-on learning opportunities, the International Relations/Comparative Politics concentration equips you with invaluable research and analytical skills and helps you build a solid foundation for your success either in graduate school or in the international relations field.
University Degree Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Foreign Language Requirement: 10 Credit Hours
Departmental Core Curriculum:22 Credit Hours
Concentration Areas: 18 Credit Hours
Free electives: 19 Credit Hours
TOTAL: 124 Credit Hours
Departmental Core Curriculum
- POLS 100 Orientation to Political Science (3 Credit Hours)
- POLS 101 American Government (3 Credit Hours)
- POLS 180 Introduction to Public Policy (3 Credit Hours)
- PHIL 201 Political Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
- POLS 230 Introduction to International Relations (3 Credit Hours)
- POLS 455 Research Methods (3 Credit Hours)
- POLS 689 Internship in Political Science (1 Credit Hour)
- POLS 490 Senior Capstone (3 Credit Hours)
Concentration in International Studies (choose 9 hours from the following):
Please note: The International Relations/Comparative Politics concentration is ONLY available on campus. It is NOT available in the virtual program.
- POLS 108 or 609 Model United Nations (3 Credit Hours)
- POLS 240 Comparative Governments of Industrialized Societies (3 Credit Hours)
- POLS 631 American Foreign Policy (3 Credit Hours)
- POLS 632 Problems/Issues in World Politics (3 Credit Hours)
- POLS 640 Comparative Politics (3 Credit Hours)
- Or other approved courses. (3+ Credit Hours)