Program Requirements (Fall 2010-2013).
* Beginning Fall 2013, students will be required to take PS 4801 instead of PS 1005.
II. Two courses from both fields (12 hrs):
International Relations (33 credit hours)
same as above except PS 3001
Please refer to the proper Upper-Division Form for the complete requirements.
For the complete listing and description of courses click here .
Examples laying out requirements to complete the degree in 4 years. Click on:
Are you looking for a major that's exciting, challenging, and fun? Try International Relations through the Department of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University. Find out how to expand your opportunities to travel and experience other cultures. If you've ever wanted to see Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Venice, Sâo Paulo, Nairobi, or London, a career in international relations might be for you.
Do you have an interest in governments and how they operate? Why governments fail
and new ones take their places? Why nations go to war or make peace? Why civil wars
occur? Why changes in the U.S. interest rate or the Tokyo stock exchange make economic
ripples worldwide? Why some nations are rich and others poor? Majoring in International
Relations will encourage you toward deeper explorations of all these issues and more.
International Relations gives you the opportunity to explore the British and Russian Parliaments, look at multiparty political systems such as France, or study single-party systems such as China. It can help you understand why nations go to war or make treaties and why nations disintegrate into civil war or several states. International Relations gives you that opportunity to investigate international economic links that affect your life on a daily basis. Most important, it gives you the training to participate in an exciting world.
The International Relations Student. International Relations students not only take specialized courses in Political Science, they also participate in a wide variety of activities. International Relations majors may participate in the Society of International Affairs. This group is involved in competitions that are held at Model United Nations and crisis simulation meetings. Recent competitions have been held in Washington, Philadelphia, Charlottesville, and Chicago. Students also have opportunities for internships. In recent years students have successfully competed for State Department internships resulting in positions with U.S. missions to the U.N., London, and Paris.
The International Relations Graduate. Graduates of the International Relations program have become U.N. employees, diplomats, import company representatives, Peace Corps volunteers, U.S. Government employees, and staff assistants to members of Congress.
Recent graduates can be found all over the globe in positions such as:
Model U.N .:The Political Science Department offers an excellent Model U.N. team that regularly places highly in competition with major universities.
High school seniors are elligible for the Harry J. horne Scholarship. This scholarship pays tuition for the first semester as International Relations major at MTSU. Applications are available in Peck Hall 209 or by contacting one of the instructors listed below.
Courses in International Relations
The International Relations Major offers courses to open doors around the world. Internships give students opportunities to apply classroom learning to real-world situations, leading to further education and valuable contacts. Courses offered for the major follow.
For more information contact:
Dr. Andrei Korobkov
Political Science Department
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132