Bachelor’s In International Relations International Politics And Policy
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Become a Positive Change in World Politics with a Bachelor’s in International Relations-International Politics and Policy

Liberty University’s Helms School of Government honors the school’s namesake, Senator Jesse Helms: his push for the conservative movement and his promotion of traditional values in politics and government. By earning a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations – International Politics and Policy degree, you can have the chance to become a positive change not only in the U.S. but also in the international arena.

This degree provides you with the background you need to make sound decisions in politics both in the states and abroad. Besides studying international relations policy, you also can learn about international law and how American foreign economic policy has affected both the U.S. and the world at large.

Perhaps the most attractive part of our degree is the opportunity for highly visible internships through our Washington Fellowship program. As part of our GOVT 499 course, all juniors and seniors majoring in international relations, who have met the proper requirements, have the opportunity to spend a semester as an intern with an approved organization in their respective disciplines.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s International Relations Degree?

Our campus in scenic Lynchburg, Virginia has many great facilities and extra-curricular activities to take part in, but the real focus is our amazing programs in the Helms School of Government. Our experienced professors have real-world experience working for the White House, government organizations, and offices of elected officials.

Throughout your time with Liberty pursuing an international relations degree you can utilize resources and take part in the following opportunities:

Award-Winning Professors

One of our professors recently was awarded the Center for Research and Scholarship Mentor Award.

Amazing Internships

Research some of our internship opportunities on our Internships page. Because of our relationships with and proximity to Washington, D.C., our students have had the chance to intern at these locations:

  • 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

Liberty International Affairs Society

Join with other students who are interested in International Affairs and preparing for a job in the government.

What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s in International Relations – International Politics and Policy Degree?

The core curriculum of our international relations bachelor’s degree will provide training in constitutional government and the free enterprise system. You will also study political geography and theory. Our specialization in international politics and policy will expand upon your international relations training and knowledge by focusing on pressing issues in the international community today, such as the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.

Throughout this degree program, you will study the history of American foreign economic policy and the effects it has had on the world. We will tie some of these topics together in a study of international law and how it pertains to human rights, international monetary policy, and a host of other topics. As Senator J. William Fulbright once said, “Law is the essential foundation of stability and order, both within societies and in international relations.” You’ll be equipped with the knowledge you need to be successful in any career you pursue.

Download and review our B.A. in International Relations-International Politics and Policy Degree Completion Plan.

Featured Courses

GOVT 330 – Introduction to Comparative Politics

GOVT 340 – International Relations

GOVT 425 – American Foreign Policy

GOVT 445 – International Law

In this course, you will study international organizations, their nature, political processes, and impact in different issue areas, including peacekeeping and security, international development, human rights, international monetary policy, and control of the seas.

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Career Opportunities for International Relations – International Politics and Policy Graduates

  • Diplomat
  • Foreign service officer
  • Political consultant
  • Political scientist
  • Politician

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.

Highlights of Our International Relations Degree

  • Many opportunities to intern in government organizations through our Washington Fellowship program and GOVT 499. These internships can give you valuable experience and allow you to network for career opportunities.
  • You have the opportunity to join the Liberty International Affairs Society.
  • You also have the chance to join the only honor society for college and university government students in the United States. Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

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