Academic Catalog

Political Science - International Affairs Concentration, B.A.

The political science international affairs concentration helps students gain a strong understanding of international relations and political realities in other parts of the world. It emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary for a career that directly or indirectly engages with international political, economic, or social issues. The concentration could also be a good fit for those who simply enjoy learning about the rest of the world. The concentration includes advising from a faculty member with extensive international training and experience.

POSC 110Introduction to Political Science Major Seminar1
POSC 201United States Government3
POSC 202Comparative Government3
POSC 210Political Science Research and Methods4
POSC 215Topics in Political Science3
HIST 104Modern World Civilization3
HIST 114United States History after 18773
6 credits from any 400-level POSC courses6
POSC 450Career Readiness Workshop1
POSC 540Internship in Political Science (must be related to international affairs)3
POSC 330Latin American Politics and Society3
POSC 333The Politics of War and Conflict3
POSC 415US Foreign Policy3
6 credits chosen from:6
Topics in Global Political Science
Political Economy
Model United Nations (can count only once)
Seminar in Political Science
Independent Study (if relevant)
Internship in Political Science (if relevant - 6 credit limit)
AREA 1 - minimum of 3 credits
Politics & the News Media
Campaigns and Elections
Constitutional Law
State and Local Politics
Women and Politics
American Political Institutions
Topics in United States Political Science
Political Psychology
Inequality and Social Policy
Inequality and Social Policy
AREA 2 - minimum of 3 credits
Politics and Environmental Policy
Environmental Law
Honors: Environmental Law
Introduction to Statistics
Honors: Introduction to Statistics
Social and Political Philosophy
Independent Study
Teaching Assistant in Political Science
Total Hours51