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Earn Your BA in International Relations and Global Security Online

Political, economic, and cultural tensions, as well as threats to peace, human rights, and prosperity worldwide underscore the importance of international relations. With a bachelor’s degree in international relations and global security from American Public University (APU), you have the opportunity to deeply analyze the interconnectedness of global communities and economies and the nature of modern global relationships.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Essential Knowledge

The program’s comprehensive curriculum covers foreign policy analysis, international organizations, global development, and international relations theory. A wide range of concentration options are offered to help you meet your professional goals.

Contemporary Framework

APU’s program emphasizes civic engagement and social responsibility, while providing an informed perspective on the influences impacting diplomacy worldwide and shaping the geopolitical leaders of tomorrow.

Practical Application

You will be challenged to think critically about politics, economics, culture, and history, while enhancing your written and oral communication skills through this program’s coursework.

Expert Insight

Distinguished faculty enrich your learning with their extensive real-world knowledge from leadership roles in the Department of Defense, State Department, NGOs, and the military.

Peer Engagement

You will learn alongside fellow working professionals who bring unique insights from their roles with military, intelligence, homeland security, and other service-driven communities.

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