May 23, 2024  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

International Relations (Certificate)

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Program Summary

Director: G. Michael Stathis (GC 406M)

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice  administers an interdisciplinary academic program in international relations which can serve as the basis for a specialized study of political science, or for a study of international relations by students with majors in other departments. The purpose of the certificate is to increase academic interest in the study of international affairs and to offer students valuable certification for future applications for graduate study or professional careers.

The program requires the successful completion of eight (8) courses, six (6) of which must be chosen from the political science curriculum. Certification is conferred upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop a understanding of the theory and practice of International Relations as well as an appreciation of its application in both historical and contemporary settings.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the certificate.
  • Students must complete their courses with an overall 3.0 GPA in the certificate.
  • Students must submit a program of study with the department or the program director at least two (2) semesters prior to graduation.
  • All requests for course substitutions must obtain prior approval from the program director.
  • Students must submit, to the program director, the Final Approval Form which lists courses taken for the certificate, along with the current transcript the semester before they intend to graduate.
  • The Certificate in International Relations is granted to students who meet Southern Utah University’s requirements for graduation with a bachelor’s degree.
  • New courses, honors courses, and seminars may be accepted as allied courses. Prior approval from the program director is required.

International Relations Curriculum Summary (24 Credits)

Core Courses (6 Credits)

Students must take both of the following:

Political Theory Course (3 Credits)

Select one of the following:

Allied Discipline Courses (6 Credits)

Select two courses from the following; no more than one course may be taken in a single category:

Total Credits, Certificate: 24

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