Certificate in International Relations

This certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge essential for professional endeavors in the field of international relations, as well as generate a base for further academic study. The content includes knowledge pertaining to international actors and institutions, as well as their perspectives and affairs. 

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements (18 units)

Twelve units chosen from:12
Western Political Systems
African Politics
East European Political Systems
East Asian Politics
Latin American Politics
Government and Politics of the Middle East
American Foreign Policy
International Politics
National Security Policy
International Law
International Organization
Seminar in Comparative Politics
Seminar in International Relations
Six units chosen from:6
International Economics
Multinational Corporations
International Finance
Europe Since 1945
Foreign Relations of the United States
Managing Across Borders
Global Issues and Perspectives
Total Units18