Immerse yourself in the study of relationships among countries, peoples, and governments while preparing for your career. With an International Relations degree from Liberty University, you will take a broad look at the disciplines of economics, law, philosophy, and geography.
Here, you’ll gain a Christian perspective to global politics in dynamic and uncertain times.
Understand how national governments interact and how that’s expressed in policy through our International Politics & Policy specialization. Or, focus in on the exciting field of intelligence and government service by choosing our Strategic Intelligence Studies specialization.
"The Helms School of Government not only instilled in me a passion to pursue a career in foreign policy but also gave me the skills to achieve it. I will always be grateful for the dedicated professors in the Helms School who genuinely cared about the growth of their students
— both professionally and personally."
“Professors in the Helms School of Government share their personal and professional experiences about careers that you want to have. It is an awesome opportunity to learn from people who have actually served in the field.”
“At Liberty, I learned to interpret reality from a biblical worldview, which helped shine a more trenchant light on my study of jurisprudence, civil government, and international relations.”
Gain an understanding of the intellectual philosophies that have shaped the modern world. And learn how to evaluate the nature and role of government from a biblical worldview.
Add knowledge about the field of government to your degree. Courses like Constitutional Govt. & Free Enterprise and American Government will give you a well-rounded approach to your career.
Become equipped with a solid understanding of the philosophical and biblical influences affecting international relations and global governance.
Study under professors who have real-world experience specializing in foreign policy, intelligence, and political science.
Prepare to work with missions, humanitarian, or refugee organizations by understanding the connection between culture and government.
Benefit from guest speakers who offer their experience and insight into foreign policy and strategic intelligence. Get a unique, personalized perspective to your studies.
Profesor Waddell brings a wealth of real-world experience and knowledge into the classroom. He specializes in Intelligence, Cyberspace policy, and military operations.
He served in the U.S. Navy, accumulating 2500 flight hours and 605 carrier landings. Additionally, he has been a part of the faculty at the U.S. Army War College.
Dr. Prentice graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in Political Science. She is currently engaged in research on faith and American foreign policy.
Some of her areas of specializations include: American Foreign Policy, Political Geography, International Relations, and National Security Law.
Dr. Metallo graduated from the University of Miami with a Ph.D. in International Studies. He specializes in international law, American foreign policy, among many other areas.
He has traveled extensively throughout Central America and teaches a politics course in Antigua during the summer.
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