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How to study international relations
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Hiii! If I want to study international relations at Columbia University in the State of New York (I am Italian) which undergraduate course should i take? Thanks for your help!!

PS: If you have applied/you are a student at Columbia please help me with every kind of information.

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7 months ago

I would read these links about both Columbia University in the City of NY (not in the State of NY).

Columbia doesn't have a degree in international relations however you can major in Political Science.

The University of Pennsylvania has the Huntsman Program which is a specialized dual degree program in Int'l Relations and Business.

https://polisci.columbia.edu/content/international-relations

https://huntsman.upenn.edu/

As a Class of 2025 admit, I would say you may find the Core Curriculum requirement very challenging at Columbia because it's a deep dive into Literature, Ethics, Arts, STEM courses, and everyone has to take the "CORE" regardless of their major. I only say this because if you are not comfortable reading many many difficult books in a short period of time, it may be daunting as an Int'l student. I posted some links for you to read about the Core Curriculum.

https://www.college.columbia.edu/core/core

http://bulletin.columbia.edu/columbia-college/core-curriculum/

At other wonder IVY League schools, you do not have to do a core curriculum.

Those would be Brown, Yale, Dartmouth,

At Harvard and Princeton and UPenn, and Cornell you have to fulfill a general requirements list of classes.

https://odoc.princeton.edu/curriculum/general-education-requirements

https://oue.fas.harvard.edu/college-curriculum

https://www.college.upenn.edu/gen-ed

https://as.cornell.edu/education/degree-requirements

Hope that is helpful.

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