International Relations / Bachelor of Arts
Total Credit Hours:
Major Credit Hours
The International Relations major is offered through the Political Science Department. It is interdisciplinary in that it incorporates courses from the History Department as well as the College of Business. Students preparing for careers in government, law, or business can learn more about the relationships among governments and various actors in the international realm as well as the influence of political theory and ideologies on various political systems. They will also learn about various global policy issues including human rights, the impact of globalization, conflicts, and peace initiatives.
Other features of the program include:
• Senior Capstone
• History/Area Studies
• Opportunities to study foreign languages
• Opportunities to intern and study abroad
For more information about the International Relations major, please see the Political Science Department's webpage: http://www.lewisu.edu/academics/polscience/index.htm.
Majors in International Relations may not double major or minor in Political Science. Four of the upper-division courses in this major (12 credit hours) may not be simultaneously applied to fulfill requirements of a minor or second major at Lewis University.
I. Core Courses (18)
II. Electives (21)
A. Choose three of the following courses:
B. Choose one of the following courses:
C. Choose three of the following courses:
III. International Relations Capstone (3)
V. Highly recommended for all majors: 12 hours of a foreign language, or a minor in one of the Foreign Language and Culture minors.
VI. Study Abroad
With approval of the chair, credits earned from a Study Abroad experience may be applied to the 21 hours of electives.
IV. Advanced Writing Requirement (3)
The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of: