The degree map is a term-by-term sample course schedule to make it easier for you to understand how to graduate in four years with a International Relations major The actual sequence of courses may differ for each student. Please consult with your advisor about the best path for you.

Credits to Graduate with a BA in International Relations, Global Politics Track

120
A Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, with a track in Global Politics, requires 120 credits to complete. With 5 classes a semester, this puts you on track to graduate in 4 years. Students pursuing a BA degree must reach Level IV in a foreign language, which may take up to 12 credits.

Credits for Major in International Relations, Global Politics Track

45
To qualify as a major, 30 credits are required in the major. Additionally, 15 credits are required in the Global Politics track. An international immersive experience is also required.

General Education Credits Required for a BA in International Relations, Global Politics Track

30
To satisfy the general education requirements, 30 credits are required. However, some courses may fulfill both major and general education requirements. Be sure to discuss your courses with your advisor.

First Year

Course Credits
POL 0158-102
Introducation to Politics
BA International Relations/General Education Requirement
3 credits
POL 0158-280
Theories & Practice of International Relations
BA International Relations Requirement
3 credits
Foreign Language Course¹
Level I
BA International Relations/General Education Requirement
3 credits
FYS 0952-110
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirement
4 credits
ENG 0122-107
Art & Craft of Writing
General Education Requirement
3 credits
16 credits

¹Students may elect to sit for language competency exam.

Course Credits
POL 0158-260
Comp Political Analysis
BA International Relations/General Education Requirement
3 credits
ISP 0187-201
Analysis of Global Issues
BA International Relations/General Education Requirement
3 credits
Foreign Language Course
Level II
BA International Relations/General Education Requirement
3 credits
Natural Science Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15-16 credits

Second Year

Course Credits
POL 0158-200
Public Policy Analysis
BA International Relations/General Education Requirement
3 credits
MTH 0144-113
Survey of Statistics
BA International Relations/General Education Requirement
3 credits
Foreign Language Course
Level III
BA Intl Relations Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits
Course Credits
POL 0158-246
Research Design & Methods
BA International Relations Requirement
3 credits
POL 0158-380
International Law & Organization
BA International Relations Track Requirement
3 credits
Foreign Language Course
Level IV
BA International Relations Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits

Third Year

Course Credits
International Relations Global Politics Elective
Select 1 course
BA International Relations Requirement
3 credits
International Relations Global Politics Elective
Select 1 course
BA International Relations Track Requirement
3 credits
International Relations Global Politics Elective
Select 1 course
BA International Relations Track Requirement
3 credits
Art Elective
1 of 2 courses
Gen Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits
Course Credits
SOC 0170-302
Quant Research Skills
BA Internationl Relations Requirement
3 credits
International Relations Global Politics Elective
Select 1 course
BA Internationl Relations Track Requirement
3 credits
Physical Education Elective
BA Internationl Relations Requirement
2 credits
Arts Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits

Fourth Year

Course Credits
International Immersion/Experience
BA International Relations Requirement
14 credits
14 credits
Course Credits
IR 0159-499
Senior Capstone Seminar
BA International Relations Requirement
3 credits
International Relations Regional Analysis Elective
Select 1 course
BA International Relations Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits



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