International Relations

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 69.7 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
53 place StudyQA ranking:3464 Duration:4 years

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This program consists of courses offered by both the Marshall School of Business and the School of International Relations. Students completing the program receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Relations.

Business Requirements


  • BUAD 280L Introduction to Financial Accounting Units: 3
  • BUAD 281L Introduction to Managerial Accounting Units: 3
  • BUAD 302 Communication Strategy in Business Units: 4
  • BUAD 304 Organizational Behavior and Leadership Units: 4
  • BUAD 306 Business Finance Units: 4
  • BUAD 307 Marketing Fundamentals Units: 4
  • BUAD 310g Applied Business Statistics Units: 4
  • BUAD 311 Operations Management Units: 4
  • BUAD 425 Data Analysis for Decision Making Units: 2
  • BUAD 497 Strategic Management Units: 4
  • ECON 351x Microeconomics for Business Units: 4
  • ECON 352gx Macroeconomics for Business Units: 4
  • MATH 118gx Fundamental Principles of Calculus Units: 4 *
  • or MATH 125g Calculus I Units: 4 **

  • Electives-300- or 400-level ACCT, BAEP, non-core BUAD, BUCO, FBE, DSO, MKT or MOR Units: 12

Total business units: 60


Note:


*Placement into MATH 118 is contingent on successful completion of MATH 117 or obtaining an acceptable score on the math placement exam. The MATH 118 requirement may be waived with an AP Calculus AB or BC score of 4 or higher, or an IB math score of 5 or higher.
**A-level mathematics examination scores of A or B may receive subject credit for MATH 125. Eligible students should speak with their academic adviser for additional information.

International Relations Requirements


  • IR 210gw International Relations: Introductory Analysis Units: 4

International Political Economy Courses (4 units)


  • IR 324 Multinational Enterprises and World Politics Units: 4
  • IR 325 North-South Relations in the Global Economy Units: 4
  • IR 326 U.S. Foreign Economic Policy Units: 4
  • IR 330 Politics of the World Economy Units: 4

International Relations Regional Courses (8 units)


  • IR 333 China in International Affairs Units: 4
  • IR 345 Russian and Post-Soviet Foreign Policy Units: 4
  • IR 360 International Relations of the Pacific Rim Units: 4
  • IR 361 South and Southeast Asia in International Affairs Units: 4
  • IR 362 The International Relations of the Contemporary Middle East Units: 4
  • IR 363 Middle East Political Economy Units: 4
  • IR 364 The Political Economy of Latin American Development Units: 4
  • IR 365 Politics and Democracy in Latin America Units: 4
  • IR 367 Africa in International Affairs Units: 4
  • IR 369 Post-War European Relations Units: 4
  • IR 383 Third World Negotiations Units: 4
  • IR 385 European Foreign Policy and Security Issues Units: 4
  • IR 439 Political Economy of Russia and Eurasia Units: 4
  • IR 442 Japanese Foreign Policy Units: 4
  • IR 465 Contemporary Issues in United States-Latin America Relations Units: 4
  • IR 468 European Integration Units: 4

International Relations Electives (8 units)


Choose two from the list below or the two lists immediately above:

  • IR 305w Managing New Global Problems Units: 4
  • IR 306 International Organizations Units: 4
  • IR 310 Peace and Conflict Studies Units: 4
  • IR 315 Ethnicity and Nationalism in World Politics Units: 4
  • IR 316 Gender and Global Issues Units: 4
  • IR 323 Politics of Global Environment Units: 4
  • IR 327 International Negotiation Units: 4
  • IR 341 Foreign Policy Analysis Units: 4
  • IR 344 Developing Countries in World Politics Units: 4
  • IR 381 Introduction to International Security Units: 4
  • IR 382w Order and Disorder in Global Affairs Units: 4
  • IR 402 Theories of War Units: 4
  • IR 427 Seminar on Economics and Security Units: 4
  • IR 444w Theories of Global Society Units: 4
  • IR 483 War and Diplomacy: The U.S. in World Affairs Units: 4

Total international relations units: 24


Total program units: 84

  • Common App Writing Supplement: Essay and Short Answer questions
  • Transcripts: First-year applicants should submit official transcripts of all high school and college coursework completed.
  • Official Test Scores: Arrange for the testing agency to send your SAT or ACT scores directly to USC.
  • School Report: All first-year applicants are required to submit the Common Application School Report by providing the name and e-mail address of a recommender.
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher or a Counselor
  • Portfolio, resumé and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions. 
  • Submit your fall grades (when available): Use the Mid-Year Report Form included in the Common Application or visit www.usc.edu/midyeargrades to submit your fall grades.
  • Financial Statement of Personal or Family Support
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores, if the student’s native language is not English.

Scholarships

  • Mork Family Scholarship
  • Stamps Leadership Scholarships
  • Trustee 
  • International Freshman Academic
  • USC Associates
  • Deans
  • Leadership
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