What will I learn?

The International Relations major complements a student's liberal arts education with an emphasis on understanding the theoretical and practical aspects of government and politics with a focus on global politics. The International Relations major is structured to provide students with a background in the basic fields of political science with an emphasis on the fields of Comparative Politics and International Politics, as well as to permit them to take supporting courses in a range of other disciplines with foci on politics and cultures in regions outside the United States and in the international system.


  • POLS 100 Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science 3
  • POLS 111 Political Thought II 3
  • POLS 110 Political Thought I
  • POLS 112 Current Political Thought

Which department am I in?

College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,840.00 per year
USD $396/unit; USD $1,665 for 6 units or less; USD $2,871 for 6.1 or more units
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Amador Hall, Room 255,



95819, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma with minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks.

For international students

Applicant must have High School Transcript with minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks or High School Diploma transcript.

English Language Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL: 64 iBT; IELTS: 6.0; DuoLingo: 95; Sacramento State ELI: Level 7; PTE Academic: 50; GTEC: 1125; ELS Language Center: Level 112; FLS Language School: Level 16; TLC: Level 9; UCLA Extension: Level 6.

The filing periods for each intake are: Fall Intake Application Filing Period: October 1 – July 1; Spring Intake Application Filing Period: August 1 – December 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.