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Global Affairs BA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 22.10 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CIP: 30.2001 International/Globalization Studies)

Department of Political Science

520 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4120

Jacob Kathman

Completing the Global Affairs BA Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall and in the major required for graduation.

Transfer Credit Policy

Credit for political science courses completed with a passing grade at other colleges or universities may be granted in instances where comparable courses exist within the department at UB. The department gives transfer credit for a maximum of five political science courses. Where applicable, transfer courses may be used to meet specific departmental requirements.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Required Courses

PSC 102 Introduction to International Relations
PSC 103 Introduction to Comparative Politics

One Methods of Inquiry Course from the following:

  • PSC 200 Empirical Political Science
  • PSC 393 Game Theory
  • PSC 408 Basic Stats for Social Sciences
  • An approved substitution from the following:
    • SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences
    • ECO 480 Econometrics I
    • GEO 311 Univariate Statistics in Geography
    • MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management

One International or Comparative Political Economy Course from the following:

  • ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECO 208 Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • ECO 209 Introduction to Urban Economics
  • ECO 210 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECO 212 Current Economic Problems
  • PSC 229 East Asian Political Economy
  • PSC 328 International Political Economy
  • PSC 413 Comparative Political Economy

One International Law, International Organization, or International Communication Course from the following:

One Conflict, Political or Social Dynamics Course from the following:

Two Global Areas Courses from the following (six credits required):

Two upper-division courses in the International Relations or Comparative Politics Study Areas from the following:

Two Additional Political Science electives/courses to meet the major requirement.

 Of the 12 courses, at least eight must be at the 300/400 level.

A maximum of two courses (six credit hours) can be from the following:

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards major requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Global Affairs BA
Credits Required for Major36
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 48
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:19