BA International Relations
What is the BA in International Relations?
The BA program in international relations is methodologically grounded in the discipline of political science. While political science is a broad study of governments, policies and processes, governing systems and political behavior, the international relations major offers student an opportunity to focus on the policies and processes, governing systems, and political behavior of actors in the international system.
The program examines the interaction of state and non-state actors in the international system and how these interactions impact each other in areas concerning international security, conflict, conflict resolution, post-conflict reconstruction, governance, environmental sustainability, and political economy.
The minor offers students a more limited opportunity to pursue these endeavors while majoring in other academic disciplines.
The Bachelor of Arts Program in International Relations is committed to excellence in teaching of undergraduate students in the foundational principles of political science and research practices in a discipline specialty so graduates will be able to pursue further study of political science or international relations or to successfully pursue career choices in international relations.