The IP major is designed for students who possess a global interest in political science. The IP major is designed to prepare students for professional and/or graduate opportunities in areas such as foreign service, international law and media, and various emphases in different regions of the world. This major is especially suitable for students interested in engaged learning.
Additional Requirements: All majors in International Politics must complete an approved study abroad experience. (An experience corresponding to one’s foreign language coursework is preferred but not required). The Washington Program may substitute if the experience is related to International Politics (as determined by the student’s advisor and the Washington Program Director). Any exceptions to this exception must be approved through the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Minor (waived): 0 Hours
General Elective: 19-21 Hours
Total Required for the Program: 128 Hours
1 ECO 1110, Economic Inquiry, is a pre-requisite for some courses in Track B that may also be used to meet three hours of general education requirements in social sciences.
2 A student who completes the International Politics major may also receive a minor in a university approved foreign language if he/she completes six (6) additional hours at the 2000-level or above beyond the 12 hours required in this program; or a major if he/she completes requirements for a B.A. degree and the appropriate eighteen (18) hours at the 2000-level or above beyond the 12 hours required in the program for a language.