The International Relations Major
International Relations is an interdisciplinary major. Students take introductory core courses in economics, geography, history, and politics, as well as a course in research methods. More advanced coursework is done in one of five focus fields: global commons, international institutions, international peace and security, international political economy, and international ethics. In total, the major requires a minimum of 40 credits plus demonstration of intermediate-level proficiency in a foreign language. For details, see the IR Handbook for Students and the International Relations chapter of the catalog. For an overview of the IR major, see the Planning the Major form.
The International Relations Minor
The minor in international relations is the Five College Certificate in International Relations. See the Five College Consortium chapter of the catalog for specific information.