Minor in International Relations
The minor in International Relations, offered by the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, is available to students enrolled in any of BU’s four-year undergraduate schools and colleges.
To study international relations is to learn how the world works. At Boston University, we take an interdisciplinary approach. Undergraduates studying international relations choose from a wide range of courses in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, and religion, among other disciplines. In a globalizing world, the study of international relations provides a portal for entry into a variety of career fields or for further graduate or professional training.
Six 4-credit courses are required for a minor in international relations. These include four required principal courses:
- CAS IR 271 Introduction to International Relations
- CAS IR 292 Fundamentals of International Economics (CAS EC 101 and EC 102 are prerequisite courses)
- CAS IR 349 History of International Relations, 1900–1945
- CAS IR 350 History of International Relations Since 1945
- Two elective track courses, chosen from any of the track course lists on the BA in International Relations program page
A grade of C or higher is required in all principal and elective track courses.
Functional Track Options Include:
- Environment and Development
- Foreign Policy and Security Studies
- International Economics, Business, and Politics
- International Systems and World Order
- Regional Politics and Cultural Anthropology
Regional Track Options Include:
- Africa and Middle East
- Latin America