Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (B.A.)

Residential Program

A Bachelor of Arts in International Relations provides students an understanding of the intellectual and philosophical forces which have shaped the modern world. 

The International Politics and Policy specialization prepares students for employment or further graduate study in politics, public administration, and public policy on a global scale. The curriculum best serves those who wish to be directly involved in the political process or policy advising.

The Strategic Intelligence Studies specialization curriculum prepares students for employment or further study in government service or intelligence analysis. Students are equipped to apply strategic and intelligence considerations to politics, technology, public safety, economics or military policy.

International Relations

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 120 hours minimum


  • International Politics and Policy
  • Strategic Intelligence Studies


  • Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise: GOVT 200
  • American Foreign Policy: GOVT 425
  • Political Geography: GOVT 440
  • International Law: GOVT 445
  • Political Theory: GOVT 490

Program of Study

Degree Completion Plans

Career Opportunities

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