Political Science B.A. - International Relations and Comparative Politics

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science; International Relations & Comparative Politics Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 37

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: Students majoring in Political Science with an concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics must take a minimum of 37 credits of political science, including one 300-400 level course in four of the five major fields.

  • 21 of the 37 credits must be in upper-division courses.
  • No more than 7 credits of PSCI 492 and PSCI 498 combined may count toward the 37 required credits.
  • A maximum of 60 PSCI credits can count towards the Political Science Major.

Students can use the same 300/400 course to fulfill both an upper-division field requirement and the degree electives for the concentration, but they cannot double-count the course credits.

Two years of a foreign language study and/or a study-abroad program is strongly recommended.

An internship is also recommended.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Required Courses12
Upper-Division Required Course1
Degree Electives12
Required Upper Division Field Courses12
Public Administration and Public Policy
Political Theory
Comparative Government
International Relations
American Politics
Total Hours37

Lower-Division Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
PSCI 210SIntro to American Government3
PSCI 220SIntro to Comparative Government3
PSCI 230XIntro to International Relations3
PSCI 250EIntro to Political Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Required Course

Complete the following course:
PSCI 400Adv Writing in Pol Science1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Degree Electives

Complete 4 of the following courses:12
PSCI 311
Rev & Reform Modern China
PSCI 320
Exp Offering: Comp Politics
PSCI 322
Politics of Europe
PSCI 324
Climate Policies: China & U.S.
PSCI 325
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 326
Politics of Africa
PSCI 327
Politics of Mexico
PSCI 328
Politics of China
PSCI 330
Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations
PSCI 332
Global Environmental Pol.
PSCI 334
International Security
PSCI 335
American Foreign Policy
PSCI 336
European Union
PSCI 337
Model United Nations
PSCI 381
State Formation
PSCI 420
Exp Offering: Comp Politics
PSCI 430
Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations
PSCI 431
Politics of Global Migration
PSCI 433
International Law & Org
PSCI 443
Politics of Social Movements
PSCI 456
Chinese Polit & Soc Thought
PSCI 463
Development Administration
PSCI 481
Origins of Democracy and Authoritarianism
PSCI 482
Politics of the World Economy
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Required Upper-Division Field Courses

Rule: Complete one upper-division course in four of the five fields listed below. 12 total credits required. Any field course can also be counted toward a Political Science concentration.

Public Administration and Public Policy

Complete 3 credits from the following courses:3
NPAD 466
Nonprofit Adm & Pub Svc
NPAD 467
Advanced Nonprofit Admin
PSCI 335
American Foreign Policy
PSCI 344
State and Local Government
PSCI 349
Montana Government and Politics
PSCI 360
Exp Offering: Public Admin
PSCI 361
Public Administration
PSCI 365
Pub Policy Issues and Analysis
PSCI 442
Environmental Policy
PSCI 448
Health Care Policy
PSCI 460
Exp Offering: Public Admin
PSCI 461
Administrative Law
PSCI 462
Human Resource Management
PSCI 463
Development Administration
PSCI 468
PSCI 469
Ethics and Public Policy
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Political Theory

Complete 3 credits from the following courses:3
PSCI 350
Exp Offering: Political Theory
PSCI 352
American Political Thought
PSCI 354
Contemp Issues in Pol Theory
PSCI 357
Ancient & Medieval Pol Phil
PSCI 450
Exp Offering: Political Theory
PSCI 452
Utopianism and its Critics
PSCI 453
Modern Political Theory
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Comparative Government

Complete 3 credits from the following courses:3
NASX 475
Tribal Sovereignty
PSCI 311
Rev & Reform Modern China
PSCI 320
Exp Offering: Comp Politics
PSCI 322
Politics of Europe
PSCI 324
Climate Policies: China & U.S.
PSCI 325
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 326
Politics of Africa
PSCI 327
Politics of Mexico
PSCI 328
Politics of China
PSCI 381
State Formation
PSCI 420
Exp Offering: Comp Politics
PSCI 443
Politics of Social Movements
PSCI 456
Chinese Polit & Soc Thought
PSCI 481
Origins of Democracy and Authoritarianism
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

International Relations

Complete 3 credits from the following courses:3
PSCI 330
Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations
PSCI 332
Global Environmental Pol.
PSCI 334
International Security
PSCI 335
American Foreign Policy
PSCI 336
European Union
PSCI 337
Model United Nations
PSCI 430
Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations
PSCI 431
Politics of Global Migration
PSCI 433
International Law & Org
PSCI 463
Development Administration
PSCI 482
Politics of the World Economy
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

American Politics

Complete 3 credits from the following courses:3
PSCI 335
American Foreign Policy
PSCI 340
Exp Offering: American Govt
PSCI 341
Political Parties and Election
PSCI 342
Media, Public Opinion, Polling
PSCI 344
State and Local Government
PSCI 345
American Political System
PSCI 348
US Multicultural Politics
PSCI 349
Montana Government and Politics
PSCI 352
American Political Thought
PSCI 365
Pub Policy Issues and Analysis
PSCI 370
Courts and Judicial Politics
PSCI 440
Exp Offering: American Govt
PSCI 443
Politics of Social Movements
PSCI 444
Am Political Participation
PSCI 445
Political Psychology
PSCI 448
Health Care Policy
PSCI 468
PSCI 471
American Constitutional Law
PSCI 474
Civil Rights
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-