100% Online Bachelor of ArtsInternational Relations and Global Security

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100% Online Bachelor of Arts for International Relations and Global Security Professionals

American Public University offers the Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Global Security 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 and Global Security 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

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
  • Peacekeeping

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Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

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Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, eligible active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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