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International Affairs (B.A.) - PS 33

As part of the Political Science - International Affairs (B.A.) - Master of International Affairs (MIA) Joint Degree Program, in partnership with the School of Global Policy and Strategy.

Students cannot major in Political Science - International Affairs as a terminal B.A. major. Only those accepted into the BA/MIA program will have the Political Science - International Affairs (B.A.) major.

ALL COURSES FOR THE MAJOR MUST BE TAKEN FOR A LETTER GRADE. 

Requirements:

Lower Division

  1. POLI 5 or 5D Data Analytics for the Social Sciences
  2. POLI 11 or 11DIntroduction to Political Science: Comparative Politics
  3. POLI 12 or 12DIntroduction to Political Science: International Relations
  4. POLI 30 or 30D - Political Inquiry

Upper Division

  1. A minimum of two (2) from International Political Economy: POLI 126A, 126AA, 126AB, 140A, 142B, 144, 144AB, 144D, 144E, 144F, 146A, 151
  2. A minimum of two (2) from the following in American Politics: POLI 100A, POLI 100B, POLI 100C, POLI 100DA, POLI100E
  3. A minimum of two (2) from either:
    1. International Relations: POLI 126, 126AA, 126AB, 140A, 140C, 140D, 142A, 142B, 142D, 142I, 142J, 142L, 142M, 142N, 142P, 142Q, 143, 143A, 144, 144AB, 144D, 144E, 144F, 145A, 145C, 146A, 147B, 149, 150A, 151, 153, 154 
    2. Comparative Politics: POLI 120B, 120C, 120D, 120E, 120F, 120G, 120H, 120I, 120K, 120J, 120N, 120P, 120Q, 121, 121B, 122, 123, 124, 125, 125A, 125B, 125D, 125E, 126, 126AA, 126AB, 127, 128, 129, 130, 130AA, 130AD, 130B, 130G, 131, 131C, 132, 133, 133A, 133D,133G,133J, 134,134AA, 134D, 134J, 135, 137, 137A, 138D
  4. Three (3) elective courses from the Upper Division Political Science curriculum. Please note that not every UD POLI course is eligible – review the list closely. Specific courses that are allowed are noted on the Major Checklist below. 

Major Checklist:

In order to plan out your Political Science - International Affairs major and remaining courses effectively, please utilize the Major Checklist below. The document is a fillable PDF; students are encouraged to review their plan and progress within the Political Science-International Affairs major with the Department's Undergraduate Advisor, and the School of Global Policy and Strategy Requirements for the Senior (4th) Year and 5th Year with Dr. Nancy Gilson, Director of Academic Degree Programs for the School of Global Policy and Strategy.

Checklist for the Political Science - International Affairs (B.A.) - Master of International Affairs (MIA) Joint Degree Program

APSIA - International Affairs Careers & Video

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) has guides and resources that help students answer the question, “What can I do with an International Affairs Degree?”

Video: "Careers in International Affairs" by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera; workshop held on November 9, 2020.

Video Recording:

The video recording of the Political Science - International Affairs (B.A.) - Master of International Affairs (MIA) Joint Degree Program information session is below and took place on October 29th, 2020.