Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
American Public University - School of Security & Global Studies-Undergraduate
The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations analyzes the nature of modern global relationships and provides you with an improved understanding of diplomacy, foreign policy analysis, international organizations, global development, and international relations theory. This online bachelor’s degree explores the interconnectedness of global economies, societies, and cultures. You will focus on civic engagement and social responsibility while developing broad critical thinking skills in politics, economics, culture, and history. This online program provides an excellent foundation for careers in government agencies, the diplomatic service, international organizations, world trade and finance, and international media careers.
Degree Level: Bachelor
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
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Accreditation & Licensing
Distance Education Accrediting Commission,North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
- Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
- College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits).
- Official transcripts
The programs taught in the School of Security & Global Studies truly embody our motto, "Educating Those Who Serve.” Students in this school have an understanding of the world that appreciates the differences in political, economic, and social cultures. Our faculty members are highly credentialed and respected leaders in their fields, and many of them currently work in the U.S. government. Likewise, our graduates are employed in leadership positions at agencies ranging from the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security to the intelligence services, as well as private businesses throughout the world. We are committed to helping students think in ways they haven’t thought before, and to apply educational theories to real-world challenges. Students within our school appreciate the different influences that political, economic, and social cultures have in shaping world events. The programs within our school combine insights from sociology, political economy, psychology, cultural studies, and national and international security policy and issues. From focused area studies to courses that address broader transnational and international issues, you’ll be thoroughly engaged with fellow students and faculty. The issues impacting professionals are fluid and dynamic. In the past, training was sufficient. Today, training is not enough. Professionals need education that enhances critical-thinking and analytical skills so they can understand the “why” of these issues. The School of Security and Global Studies helps prepare graduates to succeed.
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