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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

International Relations, B.A., Specialization in Global Justice and Sustainability

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Students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements, General College of Arts and Sciences requirements , College of Arts and Sciences Exploratory requirement , Major Requirements, and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases a minimum of 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of coursework used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

General Education Requirements

In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements   section of the catalog.

Requirements for the liberal arts major in international relations with a specialization in global justice and sustainability

This specialization is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the non-profit sector, nongovernmental organizations, or international organizations, or graduate study in this and related fields. Students will study topics covering the major challenges in global justice, including human rights, gender in international politics, democratization, the global environment, and underdevelopment.

The major requires a minimum of 47 credits, plus a foreign language corequisite of up to 16 credits. Credit toward the major will only be allowed for courses completed with a grade of C or higher.

4. Foreign language corequisite

Students must complete two years of a single modern foreign language or demonstrate equivalent competency at the second year level in a single modern foreign language.


Students using this catalog to meet international relations with a specialization in global justice and sustainability major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements in the political science and economics, history and philosophy electives categories and published in a later catalog.

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