Comparative Politics, Governments, and Globalization Concentration (33 semester hours)
If you are interested in exploring the politics and governments of countries around the world, the department offers an international relations major with a comparative politics, governments, and globalization concentration. Students in this concentration focus on such themes as democratization, terrorism, courts and constitutions, ethnic conflict, human rights, and civil war and revolution. This concentration is ideal for students who want to pursue careers in diplomacy, political development, trade, or intelligence, among many other opportunities. Students graduating with this concentration will also be well prepared to pursue graduate study in political science, international relations, or area studies.
To graduate as an International relations major with a concentration in comparative politics, governments, and globalization you must take the following courses:
- Courses required for a major in international relations
- three courses from 208, 276, 277, 279, 301, 307, 319, 321, 322 or International Development Studies 351 (must include at least two 300-level courses)
- One additional course from 218, 228, 276, 277, 279, 301, 304, 307, 309, 319, 321, 322, or an approved interim course or three hours of internship credit
International majors, particularly those who do not anticipate pursuing either law school or some graduate program shortly after graduation, are encouraged to enroll in internship programs.
Students can complete an internship for a maximum of 3 semester hours in Internship in Politics and Government (380), as well as internships through our Washington, DC semester program. Interested students should contact the department's Internship Director, Prof. Pelz.
Information on the specifics and guidelines for graduating with honors can be found on the political science department 's honors page.