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Unlock the Power of a Global Perspective with a Major in International Relations

Launch an exciting career with a bachelor鈥檚 in International Relations from Webster University. With our broad, global International Studies program, you will gain a nuanced understanding and perspective of how global entities interact with each other and how they compete in the international arena.

Learn about the complexities and interdependencies of international security, trade, finance and human rights 鈥 all while building your professional network and exploring your potential career opportunities.

You鈥檒l develop skills in communication, analytical thinking, problem solving and diplomacy. Utilize the latest technology to address the world鈥檚 problems in ethical, responsible and creative ways. After graduating with your bachelor鈥檚 in International Relations, you will be well equipped to make a difference for organizations and groups around the world.

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Advance Your Education With Our Combined Degree Option

Students on our St. Louis campus can begin work on their master鈥檚 in International Relations while completing coursework in the undergraduate International Relations major. You save time and money by reducing the total number of required courses.

Choose Webster for Your BA in International Relations

Develop a Global Mindset

Build a global perspective of business by understanding how social and political factors impact business operations. Through specialized coursework and research at Webster鈥檚 Global Policy Horizons Research Lab, you can gain a deeper understanding of the complex relationships between international institutions. Our extensive global presence allows you to study and travel abroad, building your professional network around the world.

Build Your Own Expertise

Choose a concentration for your bachelor鈥檚 in International Relations 鈥 International Economics or Migration and Refugee Study (only available in Geneva) 鈥 or choose other electives to support your aspirations. Webster offers a Minor in International Relations, as well, and you can take classes on campus in the United States or abroad. Our International Relations major is designed with the flexibility to personalize your education to meet your career goals.

Join a Distinctive Program for Tomorrow鈥檚 Leaders

小草社区 is one of only a handful of schools that has been teaching International Relations for over 30 years. Our faculty members bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this concentrated program of study.

Hermann Pondi
Testimonial

鈥淵ou cannot talk about this campus without mentioning the diversity at Webster. People from all over the world come to this place to learn, and that gave me a broader perspective about the world.鈥

Hermann Pondi
Hermann Pondi

BA in International Relations, '20

What Can You Do With a Major in International Relations?

A bachelor鈥檚 degree in International Relations can open up a world of possibilities. Specifically, you can potentially launch one of these exciting careers as an International Relations major:

  • Government: Work as a diplomat, foreign service officer or intelligence analyst.
  • International organizations: Work for the United Nations, the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund.
  • Nonprofit sector: You could work for a nonprofit organization that focuses on international development, human rights or environmental protection.
  • Business: Work at or start your own business that operates in multiple countries, such as a multinational corporation or a consulting firm.
  • Health: You could work for a health organization that provides care to people in developing countries or conducts research on global health issues.
  • Education: Teach internationally or work as a researcher or policy analyst.

The job market for political scientists and international relations professionals is favorable and expected to grow in the coming years. According to the , employment in the field of political scientists is projected to .

Additionally, with Webster's combined degree option, students can finish the bachelor's and master's in International Relations quicker, allowing easier access into higher-paying positions. This includes political consultants and political scientists: both positions earned a median of per year in 2021, according to the BLS.

Get Started on Your Bachelor鈥檚 in International Relations

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Call 314-246-7800 or 800-753-6765 or send an email to admit@webster.edu.