International Relations

The International Relations Program in the Department of Politics & International Relations provides students with a interdisciplinary education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that is designed to prepare students for a wide array of careers.

Undergraduate Program

The Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations is a structured program of university study requiring completion of thirty semester hours of course work. In addition, before declaring their international relations major, students must complete one common prerequisite course (INR 2001 Introduction to International Relations). The major offers courses in area studies, strategic studies, international law and organizations, international relations theory, and includes courses on various substantive issues in international relations. Students are encouraged to focus some course work on a particular region (such as Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia/Caucasus and Russia/New Independent States).

Graduate Programs

The Master of Arts in International Studies and the Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations both emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to graduate education. This emphasis reflects the many disciplines and perspectives represented in the Department of Politics & International Relations and results in a vital and challenging exchange of ideas among students and faculty members. Together they investigate a stimulating range of topics, from the traditional concerns of foreign policy and national security to contemporary global issues such as democratization, the environment, human rights, refugees, and social movements. These scholarly inquiries are generally informed by an engagement with social and political theory, to which students are exposed through a closely coordinated set of graduate reading seminars. Many members of the Department have longstanding regional interests, as do many other members of the University faculty. The program has strengths in Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Europe.

For more information, contact:

Department of Politics & International Relations
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Building, 4th Floor,
Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: (305) 348-2226 or (305) 348-2555 | Fax: 305-348-3765