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International Relations, B.A.

About the Program

About the Political Science Department

B218 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6116
Fax: (716) 878-3369
http://politicalscience.buffalostate.edu/

Admission Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

International Relations Major Requirements (48 credit hours)
Required Courses (24 credit hours)
PSC 101 INTRODUCTION TO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 3
PSC 203 POLITICAL ANALYSIS 3
PSC 204 POLITICAL STATISTICS 3
PSC 230 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3
PSC 330 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY 3
PSC 352 HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT II 3
PSC 399 RESEARCH SKILLS 3
PSC 470 SENIOR SEMINAR 3
or PSC 488 INTERNSHIP

Area Studies Electives (6 credit hours)
Select two from the following: 6
GEG 364 GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
PSC 240 EUROPEAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS
or PSC 341 GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, AND POLICIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
PSC 333 AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
PSC 335 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
or PSC 345 POLITICS AND HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
PSC 336 LATIN AMERICA IN WORLD POLITICS
PSC 340 POLITICS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
PSC 342 RUSSIAN POLITICS
GEG 360 GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
or GEG 461 ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Concentrations (12 credit hours)
Students are required to complete one of the following concentrations: 12
Peace and Conflict
Sustainable Development
Electives (0-6 credit hours)
Students who receive foreign language exemptions should take additional International Relations or Comparative courses. 0-6
Note: Courses not used to fulfill Area Studies Electives and Concentrations may also be used as general electives in International Relations.
INE 390 STUDY ABROAD (INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION) (1-18)
PSC 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
PSC 497 WASHINGTON SEMESTER (1-16)
PSC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)

All College Electives
44-50 credit hours 44-50

Total Credit Hours 120

Peace and Conflict Concentration
Select four from the following: 12
PSC 210 THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY
PSC 302 INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND PEACEFUL RESOLUTION
PSC 308 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
PSC 309 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
PSC 330 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY
PSC 337 POLITICS OF GLOBALIZATION
Total Credit Hours 12

Sustainable Development Concentration
Select four from the following: 12
GEG 101 WORLD NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
GEG 300 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
GEG 303 GLOBAL CLIMATOLOGY
or GEG 307 CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
GEG 478 GLOBAL CHANGE
PSC 305 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
PSC 340 POLITICS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Total Credit Hours 12

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