International Studies --> International Relations

<p>If a school only offers International Studies as a major, will the credits transfer to a school for International Relations? (Sorry if this question sounds ridiculous, I'm not aware of any major difference between these two majors).</p>

<p>You can get a rough idea if you compare the required courses of IR to the courses you've taken in IS. What transfers will depend on the individual classes you took, and the college you are transferring to. Sometimes colleges will give you "elective" credit within the major. Some majors at some colleges may have a maximum number of credits you can transfer into the major.</p>

<p>Also, if the class names dont match up, you can always look at the description as well. Once you transfer and if the school is only giving you general credit, you can always appeal and try to get departmental credit.</p>