AU International Relations ...What?

<p>I was looking through the AU site just now, and it says it only offers the major International Relations as only a Masters. However, Collegeboard and books have listed it as a college that does have it as an undergraduate major. In addition, kids on here have referred to themselves as an International Relations major... I am deeply confused. Is this because the International Studies program essentially International Relations, but focused on one area? </p>

<p>Can someone explain? Thank you!</p>

<p>The undergraduate degree is entitled International Studies.
see Undergraduate</a> Advising</p>

<p>Thanks for the link. It cleared things up, but now I have another question!</p>

<p>Would anyone know what is the difference between International Studies and Language and Area Studies? They seem to be quite similar.</p>

<p>They are not at all similar. </p>

<p>BA in International Studies requires 64 credit hours plus 3-16 credit hours of Languages. It requires foundation PoliSci courses in U.S. Politics, International Studies, and Political Theory -- as well as incorporating elements from Economics and Political History from Western cultures.</p>

<p>BA in BA in Language and Area Studies (lets say for German/Europe) 51 credit hours -- and 18 credit hours of course work in a single foreign language at the 300 level or above. </p>

<p>BA</a> in International Studies | American University
BA</a> in Language and Area Studies: German/Europe | American University</p>

<p>The International Studies major is more centered around the social sciences (political science, economics, etc.), whereas Language and Area Studies focuses more on the humanities (anthropology, language, etc.). That's kind of a rough explanation but I hope it helps.</p>

<p>I was wondering... If I were to major in International Studies, would I have the ability to become fluent in one of the languages I decided to concentrate in (for example, Russian)? Would an admissions adviser know, or can anyone point me in the right direction as to finding out the answer?</p>

<p>I would like to pursue a second bachelor's degree in Intl Studies, but I haven't been able to find information regarding second degrees on the website. I wrote to the through the Contact Us option, but still no word. Anyone have any idea if they grant second degrees?</p>

<p>@moje - you've received some good help thus far, so I'll keep it going. Depending on how you define "fluency" (although I think you might be hinting at a double major), it's definitely possible to pursue additional course work or a double major as an International Studies student.</p>

<p>@twinkle - if you are applying to complete a second undergraduate degree you would be applying as a transfer candidate. You can transfer up to 75 credits from a four year undergraduate degree institution towards your work at AU!</p>

<p>@KBJandAUandADMIS: thank you so much. American is really the the first college on my list.</p>

<p>I know that there's a language requirement for a major in International Studies. Can you take more than one language? Would that be overwhelming?</p>

<p>Yes, you can take more than two languages. Just keep in mind that it will dramatically reduce the number of electives and classes you can take each year since the intro level classes are 5 credits (and you can take a max of 17 credits/semester) and 5 days a week.</p>