The major consists of a minimum of 48 credits selected in consultation with one of the program committee members or a faculty member in one of the departments that contribute to the international relations major. No more than 50 percent of the required units for any particular component of the international relations major (i.e., government, economics, history) can be satisfied through off-campus programs. Credits earned by international relations majors through the Washington Semester program are subject to this limitation.
Majors are required to complete the equivalent of a fourth semester of a foreign language at the college level. Participation in an off-campus study program is strongly encouraged and usually can be scheduled for the junior or senior year. Students who wish to pursue a minor in economics, history, or foreign language should contact the program director.
Because Political Science courses are an integral part of the international relations major, students are not permitted to major in both political science and international relations.