The International Relations Concentration offers a rigorous undergraduate degree that combines student choice with cross-disciplinary training in international and comparative perspective. The IR program emphasizes: a solid grounding in the methods of analysis used in the social sciences and humanities to help students think critically about international phenomena, the exploration of the empirical and the normative domains of the subject, and flexibility to allow students to customize their IR concentration.
International Relations Program Mission
Our academic mission is to foster creative thinking about complex global problems and to equip students with the analytic tools, language expertise, and cross-cultural understanding to guide them in that process. The concentration draws on over 25 departments and programs including political science, history, economics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, religious studies, environmental studies, as well as area studies, and requires advanced competency in at least two languages.