American Public University offers the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations for working professionals seeking to study the nature of modern global relationships and diplomacy. The origins of international relations began after World War II as scholars sought to understand the causes of armed conflict through the development of a discipline that examines past lessons in politics, economics, culture and history. American Public University facilitates this fascinating degree entirely online, which enables working professionals to fit career-relevant education into their busy lives. Through this interdisciplinary degree, students gain an informed perspective into the spheres of influence that are impacting diplomatic relationships and shaping the geopolitical powers of tomorrow.
The curriculum focuses on central challenges ranging from diplomacy, foreign policy analysis, international organizations, global development and international relations theory. Ultimately, students assess and study the real possibilities of future world wards and they explore options and methods of prevention. In addition to attracting professionals interested in international relations roles such as planning and program officers and regional desk officers, the online Bachelor of Arts in International Relations degree is a versatile choice for students seeking a foundational baccalaureate as they prepare for advanced degrees. The program blends academic theory and policy with the unique and insightful experience of its practitioner instructors. Many professors hold leadership positions in the U.S. intelligence, homeland security and foreign relations communities. Students also connect online with American Public University’s extensive community of scholars and dedicated professionals.
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.
Explore the concentrations available for this program.
- African Studies
- Asian Studies
- Comparative Politics
- European Studies
- Globalization and Human Security
- International Studies
- Latin American Studies