Jan 16, 2021  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021

International Relations

Return to: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences  

The Department of Political Science and International Relations offers: a BA in international relations; a BA in international relations (global business); a BA in international relations and the global economy. The department also offers minors in international relations, global communication, and international policy and management.

The international relations major encourages undergraduate double majors, especially with economics, environmental studies, geography, history, journalism, political science and sociology. Programs are flexible, allowing students to gain a broad background in international studies and, at the same time, to specialize in a particular area.

Von KleinSmid Center 330
(213) 740-6278; 740-2136
FAX: (213) 821-4424
Email: sir@dornsife.usc.edu

Chair: Saori N. Katada, PhD

Faculty: see Political Science and International Relations  


Advisement is required for all majors and minors. Students are encouraged to meet with School of International Relations advisers at least once a semester to review the direction of their individual programs. Students are also encouraged to seek the advisement of faculty members whose specializations are appropriate to their programs of study, and with the School of International Relations' career adviser.

Academic Specialization

Students majoring in international relations who wish to develop their own specialization or emphasize a particular regional area may establish with a faculty adviser, or with School of International Relations advisers, an academic program that will accomplish the students' objectives.

Graduate Degrees

Degree Requirements

These degrees are under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School. Refer to the Requirements for Graduation  section and The Graduate School  section of this catalogue for general regulations. All courses applied toward the degrees must be courses accepted by the Graduate School.

All graduate students are required to maintain regular contact with the graduate coordinator to assure compliance with departmental regulations.


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