International and Comparative Politics Department

International and Comparative Politics

Welcome to the Department of International and Comparative Politics (ICP)

The ICP Department offers a rigorous multi and inter-disciplinary program of study combining the fields of international relations and comparative politics and aspires to train a young cohort of graduates capable of performing a cogent analysis of political processes and trends at the local, regional, and global levels and who are eager to make a meaningful contribution to their respective communities. The main aim of the program is to develop in students the ability to identify, explain, understand and contextualize political actors, institutions, organizations, behavior, and various other phenomena comparatively and against the general background of contemporary world politics.

A wide range of courses offered at the department specifically aim to equip students with the cutting-edge knowledge and deeper understanding of how international politics and domestic political institutions interact, and how foreign and public policies are designed.

Major Requirements

All courses are 6-credit courses unless noted otherwise. For the course details, please consult to your advisor or the program chair.

ELECTIVE COURSES: 50 credits total
Students are expected to take additional elective courses: 50 credits total, maximum of 18 credits or minimum of 6 credits should be taken within the major, the rest credits should be taken outside the major.

All students should complete the general education requirements, 94 or 96 credits in total in accordance with the year of student enrollment. For the details, please check the page on General education requirements and policies.

Minor Requirements



Faculty & Staff


ICP Events

Policy and Civic Engagement Activities

Extracurricular Activities and Events

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