Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 43

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
I R 104 Introduction to World Affairs 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
I R 308 Fundamentals of International Relations Theories, Issues, and Perspectives 4
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy 4
Emphasis Electives (18 units) 6 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 2
 Units16
Sixth Semester
I R 309GW International Relations Analysis and Application - GWAR 4
I R 312 Introduction to International Political Economy 4
Emphasis Electives (18 units) 6 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units14
Seventh Semester
Emphasis Electives (18 units) – Take Two 6 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Eighth Semester
I R 550 Senior Thesis in International Relations 6
Emphasis Electives (18 units) – Take Two 6 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
 Total Units120-121