This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

International Relations

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
POL227 Intro to Intl Politics - GE (SSCI)/major4
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3-4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3-4
Total15-17

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
POL229 Intro Comp Politics - GE (WRLD)/major4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3-4
Upper-Division Major Course POL300 Scope & Methods3
Major Course - ANT214 Cult Anthro or GEO274 Envir & Culture3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total16-17
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3-4
Major Course - ECO206 Microeconomics or ECO207 Macroeconomics3
Upper Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Elective3
Total15-16

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
POL366 American Foreign Policy3
Total15
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Major Course (e.g., ECO401)4
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Total16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
POL404 Seminar Internatl Reltns (WI)3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total12

Total Credits: 120-124