International Relations, BA

The IR major gives students the opportunity to explore how peoples and nations interact across political boundaries. Students in the major study international relations from the perspective of multiple disciplines and examine topics such as: international political economy, conflict and cooperation, human rights and international organizations, regional and socio-cultural studies, globalization and transnationalism, and international development. Students in this major are able to take courses drawn from many different academic departments and programs at UMass Boston.

Majors are required to complete a total of ten courses, distributed as follows:


International Relations Major (PDF format)

For more information about the IR Major, contact the IR Major Director, Prof. Paul Kowert

Office: Wheatley Hall, 5th Floor, Rm. 076