Students who select the international relations major can choose from courses focusing on international relations and international law, foreign policy, industrialized countries, developing states, Latin America, East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
B.A. students in international relations at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical-thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions. General-education requirements for the B.A. (.pdf) »
Requirements for the Major
|POLS 120||The Government of the United States||3 credits|
|POLS 130||Comparative Politics||3 credits|
|POLS 150||International Relations||3 credits|
|POLS 240||Political Theory||3 credits|
|POLS 493||Senior Seminar in Political Science||3 credits|
Three courses on international relations, from the following options:
Two courses on comparative and area studies, from the following options:
(Students must choose at least one course that focuses on a specific geographic area.)
The study of politics focuses on the values that people should seek and the particular legal and structural organizations that allow us to realize our desired values.