BS – International Relations

In the wake of growing globalization, Pakistani youth is aware of most of the international developments and can express their views on almost all issues. Today, they are more heedful of the growing role of print and electronic media, government’s policy-making process, the role of armed forces, think tanks, NGOs, civil services, especially Foreign Service, international and regional organizations and multinationals. The intensive and extensive program spread over 4 years is designed to instill a sound and broad knowledge of the subjects familiarizing the students with emerging trends in the disciplines of political science and international relations.

Outline

  • The total duration of the Program is 4 years (8 Semesters).
  • Securing the final Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.00/4.00
  • Minimum Credit Hours: 132

Program Structure of BS International Relations

  • S. No. Name of Courses Abbreviations No. of Courses Total Credit Hours
  • 1Compulsory CoursesCC09(9 x 3) = 27
  • 2Interdisciplinary CoursesIDC09(9 x 3) = 27
  • 3Discipline Specific CoursesSC11(11x3) = 33
  • 4Major CoursesMC11(11 x 3) =33
  • 5Elective CoursesEC04(4 x 3) = 12
  • Total Courses44Total Credit Hrs. = 132

Road Map

Course Plan For BS International Relations

  • Year 1, Semester 1


    Code Name of Subject Cr. Hrs.
  • ENG 1003ENGLISH-I3
  • PAK 1013PAKISTAN STUDIES3
  • QM 1003QUANTITAVE METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES3
  • PNIR 1003INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE3
  • PNIR 1013INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS3
  • HU 1073LAW, POLITICS AND SOCIETY3
  • Total18
  • Year 1, Semester 2


    Code Name of Subject Cr. Hrs.
  • ENG 1103ENGLISH-II3
  • ISL 2003ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS3
  • PNIR1033GEO-POLITICAL STRUCTURE OF THE WORLD3
  • ECO 2813PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS3
  • IT 2003INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY3
  • HU 1023INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
  • Total18

  • Year 2, Semester 3


    Code Name of Subject Cr. Hrs.
  • ENG 1023ENGLISH-III3
  • PNIR2003INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: 1918 ONWARDS3
  • HU 1063INTRODUCTION TO GENDER STUDIES3
  • HU 1053INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION3
  • PNIR2013HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT3
  • Total15
  • Year 2, Semester 4


    Code Name of Subject Cr. Hrs.
  • ENG 2633ENGLISH - IV (Occupational Purposes)3
  • HU 1013INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
  • ECO 3553ECONOMICS OF PAKISTAN3
  • HPNIR2023THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS3
  • HU 2033INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY3
  • Total15

  • Year 3, Semester 5


    Code Name of Subject Cr. Hrs.
  • PNIR2023POLITICAL SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD3
  • PNIR2033PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW3
  • PNIR2043REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS3
  • PNIR2053FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS3
  • HU 2023HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA3
  • Total15
  • Year 3, Semester 6


    Code Name of Subject Cr. Hrs.
  • BS 2003GENERAL SCIENCE3
  • PNIR3023COMPARATIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL POLITICS3
  • PNIR3063FOREIGN POLICY OF PAKISTAN3
  • PNIR3023DEFENCE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES3
  • PNIR3033POLITICS OF SOCIAL and ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES3
  • PNIR3043POLITICAL SYSTEM OF PAKISTAN3
  • Total18

  • Year 4, Semester 7


    Code Name of Subject Cr. Hrs.
  • RM 3013RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES3
  • PNIR4054COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY OF MAJOR POWERS: US, RUSSIA, CHINA3
  • PNIR3183POLITICAL ECONOMY3
  • PNIR4044ISSUES IN ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT AND NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION3
  • PNIR4053CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN POLITICS AND ECONOMY OF PAKISTAN3
  • PNIR4003INTERNSHIP3
  • Total18
  • Year 4, Semester 8


    Code Name of Subject Cr. Hrs.
  • PNIR4033CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION3
  • ELECTIVE - I3
  • ELECTIVE-II3
  • ELECTIVE-III3
  • ELECTIVE-IV3
  • Total15
  • Grand Total132

Admission Criteria

A candidate must have Intermediate Certificate in Arts, Sciences or Commerce from a recognized Board/ Institution of higher education in Pakistan or A-Levels from an English Educational System with minimum 45% marks or equivalent. Candidates are also required to appear in an in-house written test.

Prospects

The BS International Relations program aims to prepare students having deep knowledge of the subject as well as the ability to analyze any given situation and draw out conclusions. The graduates are to be equipped with the essential tools and techniques of research to enable them to analyze emerging situations and issues. They are prepared to comprehend multifaceted issues of the contemporary domestic, world politics and foreign policy issues enabling them to establish a viable and forceful link between theory, concepts and practices in the field of Governance, Research, and International entities engaged in Business, Social and Humanitarian services.

Fee Structure

BS International Relations ( 4 yrs, 8 semesters)

  • Courses Cr. Hrs. Fee per course Admission Fee Total Fee 1st Semester
  • 4413216,00025,000729,000121,000
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