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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Relations



What will I learn?

Take a deep dive into international politics to prepare for a career in diplomacy, international law or global public policy.

With its focus on global politics, the global economy and global development, a degree in international relations gives you the ability to analyze and understand the major challenges facing today’s interconnected world. Interdisciplinary in approach but anchored in political science, the program provides strong analytical skills to prepare for success in almost any global career, from international law and diplomacy to governmental affairs, advocacy, nonprofits, think tanks and public policy, higher education and NGOs. Many students also go on to advanced graduate study.

Why Earn Your BA in International Relations?

  • Gain hands-on experience at the United Nations or with international firms, banks and NGOs involved in pressing global issues.
  • Learn through active participation in small classes, with award-winning faculty recognized for their scholarship.
  • Be career-ready by the time you graduate after connecting with internships, professional development opportunities and our powerful alumni network.

International Relations Tracks

The international relations major prepares you for a variety of careers, ranging from international business and government affairs to diplomacy, international law and advocacy. You select one of three thematic tracks, with each culminating in a senior capstone seminar.

  • Global Economy Track
  • Global Politics Track
  • Global Development Track

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$40,860.00 per year
USD $20,430 per semester
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Adelphi University

1 South Avenue,


New York,

11530, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of official secondary school/university records.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of official secondary school/university records.

Minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.5 on the IELTS is required.

Application Deadline: Spring Start - November 1; Fall Start - March 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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