The International Relations program offers a Bachelor of Arts. Students who wish to study International Relations at UBC at the graduate level can do this as part of their program within an established department (e.g., the departments of History or Political Science). Students who want to go on to graduate work in International Relations after completing their Bachelor of Arts are advised to consider the special Honours programs in History (with International Relations) and in Political Science (with International Relations) or to make sure they have at least 24 credits of 300- and 400-level courses in one of the core disciplines (economics, history, political science). Major in International Relations Admission to the Major requires that a student has completed at least 54 credits applicable to the Bachelor of Arts. Admission is not automatic. Students who do not have a sufficiently high average cannot be admitted to the Major. Depending upon the number of applicants in a given year, an average of approximately 76% will be required for admission into the Major. Admission is based on the average grade obtained for all post-secondary course work attempted, with the exception of 12 credits which may be excluded from the calculation. All courses taken in International Relations and any course taken toward the Arts writing component cannot be excluded from the average calculation. To be eligible to apply to the IR program students need to have completed one of the following IR lower division requirements: ECON 101 and 102 HIST 102 or 103 POLI 260 It is strongly recommended that students complete all of these courses before applying to the program. Students may complete their language requirements in their third or fourth year. Arts One students can only count their English credits toward the IR program. They will, therefore, need to fulfill all of the lower division requirements.