The international studies program will not participate in a proposed security studies program that would be funded by the Charles Koch Foundation.
The political science department voted to approve the funding in meetings In late April and in early October.
“To move forward from here, we’ll need to add additional sections of classes, and we hope to do that in the next few years, so that we might be able to open the major to all students, without an application,” said Robert Murphy, the program’s director.
“We probably added about 100 majors in the last year or so,” said Kenji Hayao, the director of undergraduate studies for the department. “We don’t have enough seats, essentially.”