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International Relations (B.A.)

BA in International Relations

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Residential Program

Gain an understanding of the intellectual philosophies that have shaped the modern world. Our Bachelor of Arts in International Relations degree gives you a broad approach to the disciplines of economics, law, philosophy, and geography.

Prepare for your career in areas like politics, intelligence, or diplomacy as you study relationships among countries, peoples, and comparative governments. Study a foreign language and branch into a deeper understanding of either international politics and policy or strategic intelligence studies.  

At the Helms School of Government, you'll get the unique opportunity to study global issues from a Christian perspective and the ability to impact the world for Christ.


Learn How To

  • Evaluate the nature and role of government from a Biblical worldview
  • Integrate ethical decision making in government scenarios
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral formats
  • Demonstrate competence in the basic principles of international relations
  • Evaluate dilemmas in geopolitical or international relations
  • Recognize and apply major fundamental concepts of international relations to international relations dilemmas/practices

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 120 hours minimum

Choose a Specialization:

  • International Politics and Policy - Politics, public administration, and public policy on a global scale
  • Strategic Intelligence Studies - Government service or intelligence

Courses You'll Take

  • Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise (GOVT 200)
  • International Relations (GOVT 340)
  • Political Geography (GOVT 440)
  • Political Theory (GOVT 490)

Programs of Study (DCP)

BA in International Relations: International Politics and Policy
BA in International Relations: Strategic Intelligence Studies

Careers You Could Have

  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Political Consultant
  • Political Scientist
  • Politician
  • Federal Agent (CIA, FBI, DEA, etc.)
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Diplomat

Where Students Have Interned

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  • Department of Homeland Security 
  • House Committee on Homeland Security 
  • U.S. Department of State
  • House Committee on Foreign Affairs 
  • Foreign policy advisor for the Office of Senator Marco Rubio 
  • Israeli Embassy 

Where Alumni Have Worked

  • Automotive Service Association (Legislative Analyst)
  • BAE Systems (Intelligence Analyst)
  • e3 Partners/I Am Second (Communications Director on the Middle East and Central Asia)
  • Intelligence Agencies
  • Israeli Embassy, Cultural Department
  • US Army (Battalion Intelligence Officer) 
  • U.S. House of Representatives

“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.”

Branden Grosvalet - International Relations

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